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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Advice on Love and Romance

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:44am
Here are several paragraphs from a 2010 article by the editor of the Modern Love column. Called “Explaining the Irrational: Here Goes …,” it is his answers to “head-scratching questions about love.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:31am
Why do you think there are so few memorials and historical markers commemorating lynchings in the South?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenetrable

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:20am
This word has appeared in 164 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Charlie Hebdo Attack Puts Schools Under Scrutiny

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13am
The government increased security after the episode, but it also put new focus on teachers, who are expected to instill republican values and the concept of the rule of law.






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About New York: Report Details the Worker Complaints That Blurred N.Y.U.’s Emirates Vision

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:37pm
The university’s reach into the Middle East showed the perils of mixing liberal ideals with an economy dependent on impoverished migrant workers.






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Motherlode Blog: The Military Marriage Trapeze Act

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:22pm
Stopping at a highway rest stop, my 4-year-old spotted a group of uniformed Marines paying for snacks. “Mommy!” she exclaimed, “look at ALL those daddies!” We’re never really alone.






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Motherlode Blog: Shelf, iPad, Bed Table: Reading, January 2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:35pm
What I bought, what I read, what I thought I’d read and what I put down and never picked back up this January.






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Cost of College: Flip Side of Reducing Student Debt Is Increasing the Federal Deficit

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:20pm
A federal program called Income-Based Repayment has the potential to reshape the student debt landscape. But there are many questions.
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Motherlode Blog: Even a ‘Good Baby’ Is Exhausting

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:54am
She’s just a baby, albeit a premature baby, doing exactly what a baby her age should do. But that hasn’t stopped us from losing sleep over her.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 3-9, 2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:52am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: How Good a Friend Are You?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:00am
Have you ever helped out a friend in need? How did you help?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Same-Sex Marriages Proceed in Parts of Alabama, Amid Judicial Chaos

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:30am
How does the current legal showdown in Alabama echo the battles over desegregation in the 1960s?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Online Nanofame

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:01am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 6 article, “15 Minutes of Fame? More Like 15 Seconds of Nanofame.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | concord

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | West: California: Colleges to Require Measles Vaccinations

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:18pm
University of California students will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under rules that take effect in 2017.






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Schoolgirls Are Facing More Threats, U.N. Reports

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:22pm
Educational institutions, teachers and students have been targeted despite legal protections of gender equality, a report finds.
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Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A report commissioned and financed by the oil industry asserts that portfolios lacking energy-sector stocks have suffered compared with those that have them.
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Motherlode Blog: It’s Monday. Why Does It Always Have to Be a Snow Day?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:29pm
Monday is my day off. My “me” day. Just me, and my work, alone, in the house. Unless it’s a snow day — and this year, Monday always seems to be a snow day.






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China Tells Schools to Suppress Western Ideas, With One Big Exception

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:32am
The nation’s education minister is sounding dire alarms against foreign influence on its campuses, calling for a ban on textbooks that promote Western ideas — except if that idea is Communism.
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The Learning Network: Should Brian Williams’s Misleading Personal Account of a 2003 Event Cast Doubt on His Journalistic Integrity?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 9:13am
Does it matter that news anchor Brian Williams told an inaccurate story about something that happened in 2003?






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