07 30 2014
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Could More Time in School Improve Education?

Complex equation for balancing improvements, attention span

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan say kids in the United States need more school because kids in other nations have more school. While it is true that kids in many other countries have more school days, it's not true they all spend more time in school...


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Washington Construction Contractors Make Little Progress

"The way the economic climate is for us right now, it's very difficult for us to go out and compete against bigger companies that can go out and bid the jobs, companies that can afford to keep the people busy because they have the cash in reserve," Anderson said. "They don't have to bid a job to make a margin. They can bid a job just to make sure they're working." ...


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New York's Governor Faces Leadership Challenge

TROY, N.Y. (AP) _ Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Tuesday on the waning political fortune of New York Gov. David Paterson, saying he is "not in good shape now" politically. The comment came after veiled messages were sent to him from Washington Democrats to drop out of the gubernatorial race and make room for the more popular Andrew Cuomo to lead a critical 2010 ticket...


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