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  • Lawmakers scratch 'common core' from proposed legislation, use more generic terms

    Lawmakers scratch 'common core' from proposed legislation, use more generic terms
    In another†effort to scrub the phrase "Common Core" from Florida's education landscape, a proposed bill in the Florida House deletes the words in favor of more generic, and less controversial,†terms. The document scratches out "common core standards"...
  • Mother of dying, disabled boy continues fight to opt-out of standardized testing

    Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life. His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
  • Top 10 tech fails of 2013 [Photos]

    Top 10 tech fails of 2013 [Photos]
    In the world of tech, failure is almost a badge of honor. It shows others in the industry that you've been through tough times but have learned from mistakes and are now primed for success. Perhaps that's true, but it doesn't make failure any more...
  • Latest Turn in Newsweek Saga: Revival of U.S. Print Edition

    Here's a surprising headline: Newsweek is scheduled to revive its U.S. print edition as a subscription-dependent news weekly. The New York Times reported late Tuesday that the magazine's new owners intend to return to a print in January or February,...
  • Boomers need to figure out who will care for them when they're old

    Lunch with friends -- a former boss and a one-time colleague -- always touches on a few tried-and-true topics: Our careers, the good, the bad and the ugly. Our choice of entertainment, heavy on the books we've been reading and an occasional foray into...
  • Student loans divide the have from the have-nots

    Here's a trick question: What do we owe more money on -- credit cards, auto loans or student debt? Ping! Time's up. If you answered student debt, congratulations. You're up to date on what some economists are calling the next big financial crisis. Or...
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris

    PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set. The cover touted a...
  • Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole

    Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole
    Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo NesbÝ is catching up fast. NesbÝ's dark and...
  • 'Battle is not over' after a close Virginia governor's race

    'Battle is not over' after a close Virginia governor's race
    Virginia Democrats spent much of Tuesday night biting their nails with the governor’s race too close to call -- despite recent polls showing their nominee with a commanding lead. It was nearly 11 p.m. when Terry McAuliffe took the podium to...