State orders Detroit to close half its schools


State education officials have ordered the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools to immediately implement a plan that balances the district's books by closing half its schools. The Detroit News says the financial restructuring plan will increase high school class sizes to 60 students and consolidate operations. Officials say that the plan would wipe out the district's $327 million deficit by 2014.

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Florida Lawmaker proposes grading parents along with students


A Florida state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would require teachers to give parents in Florida a grade for how involved they are with their child's education. Schools can only do so much. "We hold teachers accountable, we're holding students accountable, we're holding administrators accountable."
K-12 parents would be assessed, but only Kindergarten through 3rd grade would receive a satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or needs improvement grade.

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'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House members


Are you tired of politicians not being subject to the same rules as we are? The executive branch can't use wiretapping on congressman, despite the fact that they can use the patriot act on the rest of us. Now, the patriot act is bad, but shouldn't politicians be subject to the same rules as the rest of us?

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California Porn Clinic Is Denied a License by the State


A sexual health clinic in the San Fernando Valley - the Hollywood of pornography - has been denied a license to operate as a community clinic by California's Department of Public Health. The clinic, which is run by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), is used by straight-porn producers to test actors for sexually transmitted diseases before filming. Many onlookers say it has to do with an October 2010 incident in which a "crossover" porn performer - who participated in both gay and straight porn - tested positive for HIV at AIM.

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Judge Suspended after pot growing operation found in her home


Judge in Seaton BMV case suspended after pot growing operation found in her home

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Please play JFK's "Secret Society" speech on air.


John F. Kennedy's "Secret Society" speech - extremely relevant to the WikiLeaks discussion going on today.

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Al Gore leaves car idling for one hour during lecture on environment


Green-minded campaigner Al Gore has been left red-faced after being accused of leaving his car running for almost an hour while he gave a lecture on sustainable development.
His mistake was compounded further by the fact that he had asked his distinguished guests to attend the event by public transport in order to minimize CO2 emissions.
Swedish law prohibits – for environmental reasons - any car engine being left running without its driver for more than 60 seconds.
The fines for breaking that law are severe but it appears Gore has not been fined.

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Bono's ONE foundation under fire for giving little to charity


Bono's anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its lavish salaries after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy.
The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6m in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).
The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1m went towards paying salaries.

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Daily Show Exposes Union's Non-Union Picketers of Walmart


VIDEO: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi nails a union protesting Wal-Mart.

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Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot - Erika Lovley


A senior aide for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports.

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