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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"...
  • John Lennon, Steve Jobs and more to be featured on US stamps

    During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting. None of the stamp designs have...
  • Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers

     Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years. One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...
  • Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times

    A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...
  • USDA announces new plan to combat salmonella

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new plan Wednesday to reduce the number of salmonella outbreaks linked to meat and poultry. The effort comes weeks after Foster Farms chicken was found to have sickened at least 389 people nationwide with...
  • Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and School of You Gotta Be Kidding

    Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and School of You Gotta Be Kidding
    OK, stop laughing. No, really, you must stop laughing. Frank McCourt, bless his generous little heart, is feeling magnanimous. He just gave $100 million to Georgetown University to found the McCourt School of Public Policy. I absolutely demand you...
  • Baseball: Lucas Giolito vs. Michael Wacha

     From the Washington Post comes an intriguing story about two pitchers available in the 2012, draft: former Harvard-Westlake pitcher Lucas Giolito and now the star of the St. Louis Cardinals staff, Michael Wacha. The Washington Nationals could have...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele

    Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele
    Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
  • Chris Brown heads to rehab

    Chris Brown heads to rehab
    Following an arrest and facing a charge for misdemeanor assault, Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility, a rep for the singer told The Times late Tuesday. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling...