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  • White House warns of Head Start cuts in California

    White House warns of Head Start cuts in California
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock. But the announcement bewildered state...
  • U.S. spy agency edges into the light after Snowden revelations

    U.S. spy agency edges into the light after Snowden revelations
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was a time when the U.S. National Security Agency was so secretive that government officials dared not speak its name in public. NSA, the joke went, stood for "No Such Agency." That same agency this month held an on-the-...
  • A Blueprint To Reboot Hartford

    They were once powerhouses, these old industrial cities in the Northeast and Midwest, centers of employment, finance and culture. But since the mid-20th century, these cities have lost jobs and population and now face daunting social, economic and...
  • Troubles in emerging markets may dominate G-20 summit

    WASHINGTON — For the first time in several years, the annual G-20 summit won't be dominated by the Eurozone's debt troubles. But that may be little comfort to world leaders gathering this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition to sharp...
  • End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans

    End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans
    Stefanie Trop decided to live in Butchers Hill, a 7-minute walk from the Johns Hopkins medical campus, because all her friends live and work in the city and she didn't want to drive to school. "It's not always the most pleasant walk; it's not very...
  • In defense of No Child Left Behind

    In defense of No Child Left Behind
    Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household. By testing season I don't mean...
  • Restoring the legitimacy of college prep classes

    Restoring the legitimacy of college prep classes
    For the past two decades, schools across the country have pushed students to take high level math classes even when they aren't prepared for them. The result, says Tom Loveless in a blog post from the Brown Center on Education Policy, is that students...
  • Iran's Rouhani outmaneuvering hard-liners on Syria, nuclear talks

    TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally  Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes. In sharp...
  • Obama adviser warns of consequences if Syria not punished

    WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
  • Now's not the time to cut missile defense

    Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
  • China increases aid to Philippines after drawing fire

    China increases aid to Philippines after drawing fire
    BEIJING -- Stung by criticism that it was playing politics with disaster, the Chinese government said it was contributing money and aid worth $1.64 million to typhoon victims in the Philippines. Beijing has come under fire at home and abroad for...