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Utahns Protest & Praise DeVos Before Senate Vote

Here's hoping DeVos wins the nomination. And at her confirmation hearing , Betsy DeVos was asked if that figure could be as high as $200 million. When I taught in the New York City school system, and this is probably true of school systems everywhere; while the majority of teachers are quite good, there are also many disaffected teachers providing minimal or subpar education for their students.

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Affordable Care Act too valuable to repeal

Paul's plan would do away with the essential health benefit requirements of the ACA. Aetna and UnitedHealth do not lobby through the health insurers' trade group, which has been muted in its public statements about plans to repeal and replace the law.

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Kasich endorses Trump education nominee

In 2001, DeVos said she supported these causes as a way to influence "greater Kingdom gain", but her charitable giving has prompted concerns that she seeks to blur the line between church and state. He foresees special education students remaining in public schools unless a proposed voucher system requires private schools to admit whoever applies.

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Jerry Oleksiak: Trump's education nominee wrong for children and public schools

And like Sessions, she said yes.And how would schools be measured - based on whether they meet a certain standard of proficiency , or how much they improve over time?This story was produced in collaboration with Chalkbeat , an education news site.

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Trump asks 50 top Obama officials to stay

BPOs could be among the first to be hit if Trump makes good on his inaugural vow to "bring back our jobs". That doesn't seem like something President former President Barack Obama would write. "I echo President Trump's call for unity in his inaugural address and truly believe that regardless of individual political ideology, we all have something in common: a shared love for our nation and the desire to pass on a better America with more opportunities to the next generation", said ...

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Thousands of women march against Trump around the United Kingdom and the world

The Republican billionaire's arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House that, once he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at noon Friday, will launch the United States into new and uncharted waters. Organizers estimated 3 million would march worldwide. She told the crowd that people all over the world need to stand up against oppressive systems and governments, saying Saturday's march shares a similar mission with movements like Idle No More and ...

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National Basketball Association backs up Knicks complaint but it's still another loss

Replays show that assistant Sidney Lowe was on the court right next to Lee in the corner yelling into Lee's ear when the pass came his way. It's unclear yet whether Lowe or the Wizards will be assessed a fine, but Lee suggested it may have been a dirty tactic and the league was looking into the play.

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Pruitt's lawsuits against EPA among tense topics at confirmation hearing

As attorney general of Oklahoma, Pruitt has been openly hostile to the EPA's mission of protecting human health by regulating unsafe pollutants, such as mercury and carbon dioxide, a major contributor to climate change. The letter was written nearly entirely by Devon Energy. Shortly after Trump won the election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers sent him a letter urging him to "harmonize" federal and Californian pollution rules.

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Blumenthal calls Sessions hostile to civil rights, will oppose confirmation

Trump's controversial nominee for attorney general sat before numerous same colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had recently served with and delivered a performance of contrition to begin his testimony on Tuesday. Huntley Jr. says he can not speak to Sessions as a legislator, but he knows him as a USA attorney and says he will follow the law. The senior senator also has claimed that answers Sessions provided to the committee in a written questionnaire were incomplete.

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Jordy Nelson Injury: Packers Receiver Ruled Out For Playoff Game Vs. Cowboys

One thing the Packers have working in their favor is the inexperience of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott . Jordy Nelson will not play in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys . This game will come down to who doesn't turn the ball over. The Cowboys are capable of consuming large chunks of clock and yards thanks to Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott's ability to prevent turnovers and convert third downs.

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A lot has changed since previous Atlanta-Seattle matchup

Matt Ryan missed WR Roddy White for the conversion, the Falcons turned the ball over on downs, and Atlanta would go on to lose 28-24. All they have to do is beat the Seattle Seahawks. It never comes down to one play. The 26-6 final score of last week's wild card game against the Detroit Lions might make it look as though the Seahawks are back to business as usual.

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Chiefs/Steelers kickoff time moved back to Sunday evening

That's right, even more shocking than losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. In addition to his big-play capabilities as a receiver and returner, Hill can create big plays from handoffs, too. Can Ben Roethlisberger protect the ball against Kansas City's secondary? So I'm rolling with the home-cooking. The Steelers absolutely buried the Chiefs in Week 6 of the regular season, 43-14, and with the high-powered offense firing on all cylinders, I see no reason why they can't ...

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Trump attorney general nominee Sessions says he would defy Trump as needed

As police escorted the two men out, one of them shouted: "You can't arrest me, we're white". Sessions said that the attorney general "cannot be a mere rubber stamp" and laid out several priorities he would make as America's top law enforcement official.

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Obama's Farewell Speech: Time, channel, how to watch and what to expect

Viewers can watch Barack Obama's final speech live online and see what will be the final address of a historic presidency. "Remember that America is a story told over a longer time horizon, in fits and starts, punctuated at times by hardship, but ultimately written by generations of citizens who've somehow worked together, without fanfare, to form a more flawless union", Obama said in a January 7 radio address previewing his final speech.

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US Senate to act on Obamacare repeal

And he said that he would be the "first one" to laud Republicans if they can "come up with a system that insures more people cheaper, better". The Republican Party's upcoming "feel good" repeal of the Affordable Care Act will likely end in a painful hangover for the insurance industry and many Californians.

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College Football Playoffs Semifinal Predictions; Can Bama Be Stopped

According to FEI ratings, Ohio State's strength of schedule was No. 8 in the country. Ohio State seemed off from the outset. (They're among the best-paid, too, with Meyer averaging $6.5 million per year and Swinney banking $5 million annually.) With such evenly matched teams, savvy on the sidelines might be the difference - not just on Saturday, but also in the lead-up to the big game.

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How to recycle your Christmas tree in Houston

Both locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. The tree can not have any ornaments, tinsel or lights still attached, and it must be detached from the tree stand. Once a service request is made, the tree will be added to a Saturday collection route which will occur on January 14, Jan. 28 and February 4. James City County will not pick up trees from the curb.

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Details of horrific Berlin bus 'terror attack' begin to emerge

He had failed to appear in court over an assault and forged documents, and was suspected of planning a serious act of violence against the state, according to North Rhine-Westphalia interior minister Ralf Jaeger. Berlin police chief Klaus Kandt said on Tuesday a unsafe criminal maybe out in the area. The hijacked truck's Polish driver was found dead in the cab with gunshot and stab wounds.

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Donald Trump wins Electoral College, says will work hard as President

Trump". By press time, three Democratic electors - one in Minnesota , one in ME and one in Colorado who pledged to Clinton - had tried to defect, but their votes were invalidated. The AP tried to reach every elector and interviewed more than 330 of them. Those electors who switch their previously pledged support to another candidate could face jail time for being a "faithless elector".

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4 million enroll in Obamacare

Department Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the increases prove that demand for health insurance remains strong despite President-elect Donald Trump's stated intention to repeal the controversial law after his January 20 inauguration. Burwell said the state-by-state snapshot does not include the number of people who are being re-enrolled automatically. This year's report included for the first time the difference between health care costs before and after the inception of the Affordable Care ...