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Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success

One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.

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