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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, produce...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-writt...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testi...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 

 
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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent recei...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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News Wrap: Health care law surpassed original goal of 7 million enrolled, White House says

In our news wrap Tuesday, more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, despite technical glitches on HealthCare.gov during its rollout and the rush leading up to the enrollment d...
by Michael Cadenhead