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Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed in Afghanistan

(CHICAGO) — A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago. 94 more words

Before the American Revolution, the British and the colonists had “a living, breathing” constitution.  They did not have a written constitution.  Instead, the colonists thought that if their government violated a really old tradition, then their government was unconstitutional.   236 more words

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Gerrymandering: Can SCOTUS Do Right By The Voter?

Why is our political system so badly awry that the traditional balance of a center/right Republican Party competing with center/left Democrats for the high ground in the middle is no longer the name of the game? 2,056 more words

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Miss. Governor Signs Mid-pregnancy Abortion Ban

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

Supporters say it’s designed to protect women’s health, while abortion-rights advocates say it’s unconstitutional. 470 more words

NYC charter schools see enrollment boom

Enrollment at traditional public schools in the city declined over the last 10 years as students flocked to charter schools, new data revealed Tuesday.

Nearly 59,000 students attended publicly funded, privately run charters in the 2012-13 school year, compared with a paltry 2,400 in 2002-03, according to an analysis by the Independent Budget Office. 226 more words

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TENNESSEE: Bill Clinton to speak in Nashville at LEAD charter school event

Bill Clinton will be in Nashville on Monday to serve as the keynote speaker as LEAD Academy celebrates its inaugural class of graduates.

During the same stop in Nashville, the former president will attend an evening fundraiser at the Forest Hills home of real estate developer Bill Freeman benefiting the nonprofit Clinton Foundation. 403 more words

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