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  • How a bad Chicago Public Schools idea got worse

    How a bad Chicago Public Schools idea got worse
    In April, Chicago Public Schools officials revealed that they intended to grab what turned out to be $650 million from the district's fiscal 2016 budget. They said they wanted to shovel that not-yet-collected revenue into their fiscal 2015 budget to...
  • Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race

    Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race
    Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations. Hogan's campaign said Wednesday that it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill...
  • Christie-led U.S. governors group raises $26.6 million in second quarter

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Governors Association, a group led by possible presidential hopeful Chris Christie, will announce Thursday that it raised $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. The large haul - the group's biggest-ever...
  • L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits

    L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits
    As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take...
  • McAuliffe, concerned about IT contracts, calls for review

    Longstanding rumblings that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is displeased with state contracting practices came out into the open today when he called for a sweeping review of state contracts for information technology and service contracts.  "Virginia taxpayers...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • China June trade data misses forecasts, doubts over economy linger

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's trade performance improved in June but still missed market forecasts, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to unveil more stimulus measures to stabilize the economy and meet its 2014 growth target. Exports rose 7....
  • Son of local hero bids to lead Slovenia to limited makeover

    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Miro Cerar may be a newcomer to politics, but he is already a household name to the 2 million people of Slovenia, the euro zone state whose fragile economy he will have to nurture if he wins an election on Sunday. The son of one...
  • Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations

    Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations
    Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
  • When government uses secrecy to deny rights

    When government uses secrecy to deny rights
    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...
  • Businesses complain about double parking in Easton

    Delivery trucks double parking in the 200 block of Northampton Street in Easton are causing consternation among business owners and a public safety concern. Easton Councilman Jeffrey Warren, during his public safety report at Wednesday night's City...