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At Obama’s midpoint, an altered State of the Union

February 6, 2011

Nearly two years ago on a cold February day, President Barack Obama stood for the first time before a joint session of Congress and spoke of a national day of reckoning. It was time not just to stabilize the shaken economy, he declared, but to reach for lasting prosperity.

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Justice Thomas accused of possible ethics violations

February 6, 2011

Common Cause, a watchdog group that monitors government and industry, is raising questions about the ethics of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over his failure to disclose income data for his wife Virginia, over a six-year period from 2003-2009.

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Atlanta public school system put on probation

January 22, 2011

An educational standards agency said last Tuesday it has placed Atlanta Public Schools on probation and given the system nine months to make improvements or risk losing accreditation for its high schools. Losing that standing could diminish grant money and make it harder for graduates to get into college.

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Teen pregnancy epidemic hits Memphis high school

January 22, 2011

inety students who attend Frayser High School in Memphis are currently pregnant or have already had a baby this year. The stunning number means nearly 11 percent of the school’s approximately 800 students are already experiencing the trials of parenthood.

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Surgeons say Giffords showing positive signs

January 16, 2011

The FBI said law enforcement could bring charges against the gunman as early as Sunday, and House Speaker John Boehner said normal House business this week has been postponed in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Shouts about Obama interrupt Constitution reading

January 16, 2011

Just as Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was reading “no person, except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States” is eligible for the presidency, a woman in the visitor’s gallery yelled out that it did not apply to President Barack Obama.

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“Huck Finn” republished, minus N-word

January 8, 2011

A new edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, forthcoming from NewSouth Books in mid-February, does more than unite the companion boy books in one volume, as the author had intended.

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Braun’s race for mayor now gets more attention

January 8, 2011

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has become the “consensus” black candidate in Chicago’s mayoral race that some of the city’s most powerful African American leaders believe can challenge a strong field that includes former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

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