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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:26pm
Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.






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National Briefing | Washington: Survey Finds Low Rate of Sexual Assault Inquiries at Colleges

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20pm
A survey of American colleges and universities found that many had gone years without investigating a sexual assault.






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Deal Allows University of Texas President to Keep Job for Now

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Under the agreement, William Powers Jr., who was threatened with firing in a long-simmering clash over turf, personality and ideology, will keep his job until he formally resigns next June.






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Motherlode Blog: Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:14pm
Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.






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Motherlode Blog: Stir-Fries, Mastered. Next Up, the Easy Vegetarian Gratin

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:07pm
Looking for an easy way to incorporate vegetables into a simple summer meal? This week, the meat-loving Ruder family tries a gratin.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Animal Whisperer

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31am
When have you wondered if a zoo animal or pet was depressed or unhappy?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Bodies of Water

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of bodies of water by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | fallow

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:53pm
Long ties between the Democratic Party and teachers’ unions are fraying, as seen by the National Education Association’s resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of education, Arne Duncan.






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About New York: For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:59pm
For most of New York City, two companies, Time Warner and Verizon, provide broadband access at an annual cost of close to $1,000 per home. But for many houses, that means no access at all.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Data From School Tests Will Not Be Released

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week Two | A ‘Native Generation Z-er’ on ‘Girl Meets World’

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:19pm
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Simi, and thank you to Andrea Cremer, our Penguin Young Readers Group author-judge.






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As New York City Expands Pre-K, Private Programs Fear Teacher Drain

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:09pm
Most independent centers cannot match the salary and benefits given by New York City's Education Department, causing an unintended result of a mayoral initiative.
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Motherlode Blog: Summer Camp: The Debate

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:52pm
Should you send your children away to summer camp? Reasonable parents can disagree, and Bruce Feiler and I do.






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Motherlode Blog: The No Longer Reluctant Sperm Donor

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:53pm
When my friends Tori and Kelly first asked me to be their sperm donor, I was reluctant. But I quickly became fully invested in their process, and far more aware of how widespread infertility is.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Children With a Single Focus

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:33pm
A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California’s Extreme Drought, Explained

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think Californians have been able to reduce their water consumption by only 5 percent so far?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | America’s First Ladies

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of America’s first ladies by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diffuse

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 154 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 1-7, 2014

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others.






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