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DeVos: No Surprise That ‘Families Want More Control’ Over Children’s Education

Betsy DeVos addresses department of education 02-08-2017]

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that it is no surprise “families want more control” over their children’s education. The Secretary of Education spoke in reference to a 2019 opinion poll on education policy from Education Next, which reveals that American families want more control over the education of their children. “American families want more control and more options ...

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Bernie Sanders Releases Plan Aiming To Double Union Membership

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan Wednesday aiming to double union memberships. Dubbed the Workplace Democracy Plan, the Vermont senator hopes to increase union membership by January 2025. It also promises to make joining unions easier. “A Bernie Sanders administration will make it a priority to restore workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions,” ...

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Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Awarded $3 Million From Arizona Court

An Arizona court awarded $3 million to Planned Parenthood whistleblower, Mayra Rodriguez, Friday. Rodriguez worked for Planned Parenthood for 17 years before she was terminated for reporting health and safety violations. “You know when you have been married to a person for 17 years and you find out they have been cheating on you? That deception that you feel in ...

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Over Trump Abortion Rule

Planned Parenthood withdrew from a federal family planning program Monday rather than comply with President Donald Trump’s abortion rules. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America withdrew from the Title X federal family planning program, according to Politico. The move comes after Planned Parenthood officials petitioned for a stay against the Trump administration’s Title X rules in an Aug. 14 letter ...

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Obama Warned Biden Campaign Advisers To Make Sure Biden Did Not ‘Damage His Legacy’

Former President Barack Obama warned Biden campaign advisers in March to make sure that former Vice President Joe Biden did not ‘damage his legacy.’ Obama summoned Biden’s campaign advisers to a March meeting where they briefed the former president on Biden’s campaign strategies, according to the New York Times. After the meeting, Obama reportedly told the campaign advisers to make ...

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NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo Five Years After He Killed Eric Garner

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the New York City Police Department five years after he killed Eric Garner. The police commissioner announced Pantaleo’s termination at a Monday press conference in New York City. Pantaleo was put on desk duty after being accused of using a chokehold when arresting Garner ...

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Steve King Demands Apology From Media After Comments On Rape And Incest

Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King demanded an apology from the media Saturday, saying his comments on rape and incest were misconstrued by the Des Moines Register. King spoke Saturday at a town hall in Buena Vista County, saying the Des Moines Register misquoted his remarks according to the Washington Post. The Iowa representative also said that the Associated Press retracted ...

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Biden Assured Obama Aides In 2008 He Was Too Old To Run For President Again

Former Vice President Joe Biden once assured former President Barack Obama’s aides that Obama “would never have to worry” about Biden leveraging his position for a presidential run. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate reportedly assured Obama aides in 2008 that “Barack would never have to worry” about Biden using his vice presidency to attempt a presidential bid, according to the ...

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This Man’s Own Adult Stem Cells Saved His Life. Here’s What It May Mean For Future Research

Seven-time Ironman competitor Dave Kurtz was diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease in 2015.  Thanks to a successful adult stem cell transplant using Kurtz’s own stem cells, he is on the road to recovery. Adult stem cells are the ethical, non-controversial answers to research, said the Lozier Institute’s David Prentice. Seven-time Ironman competitor Dave Kurtz is recovering from an autoimmune ...

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Naked Newborn Baby Found Abandoned In Maryland Woods

A man found a naked and abandoned newborn baby girl in a wooded Maryland area Friday, police say. Police received a call from the rescuer at about 5 pm on Friday, according to WJLA. Authorities say that the man was walking by a wooded area in Silver Springs, Maryland, around the 10000 block of Tenbrook Drive, when he thought he ...

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Maryland To Implement LGBTQ Content In Public Schools Curricula

The Maryland Department of Education plans to add new LGBTQ standards to curricula in the coming years. “I think these curriculum changes are part of building the more inclusive America that our kids deserve,” a state lawmaker said. Other states have enacted similar measures.  Maryland public school history teachers will add LGBTQ content to high school curricula during the next ...

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Planned Parenthood Attempts to Bully Federal Court Over Title X Funding

Planned Parenthood is threatening to formally withdraw from Title X funding by Aug. 19 unless a federal court intervenes. Planned Parenthood officials petitioned for a stay against the Trump administration’s new Title X rules in a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, NPR reported. Planned Parenthood said will pull out of the family planning program ...

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California School District Will Force Students into LGBTQ Lessons, Emails Show

A California school district will not allow parents to opt its children out of classes involving LGBTQ content. A representative of the district said in an email this is because LGBTQ content is “fused throughout the entirety of the curriculum.” Murrieta School District previously came under fire for a video depicting an ACLU staff member instructing teachers how to help ...

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Guards Had Not Checked Epstein For Hours Before They Found Him Hanging, One Guard Was Not A Full Officer

Neither guard guarding Jeffrey Epstein had checked on the late multi-millionaire for several hours before he was found dead, and one of these guards was not a full correction officer according to three prison officials. A prison official and two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed more details about Epstein‘s death Monday, according to the New ...

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