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Jindal Sues Over Common Core

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 27, 2014 - 4:48pm
The Louisiana Republican governor's lawsuit accuses the Obama administration of illegally compelling states to adopt the Common Core education standards, a case that will elevate his national profile as he mulls a presidential bid.

Freed U.S. Hostage Thanks Those Responsible for His Release

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 27, 2014 - 2:40pm
An American journalist who was freed this week after being held captive in Syria said he was "overwhelmed with emotion" and grateful to the many people who worked to bring him home.

Books of The Times: ‘What Stays in Vegas,’ by Adam Tanner

NY Times Books - August 27, 2014 - 2:08pm
Adam Tanner’s “What Stays in Vegas” looks at online data mining, how companies collect personal information to remain competitive and where invasion of privacy begins.






Katy Simpson Smith’s ‘The Story of Land and Sea,’ and More

NY Times Books - August 27, 2014 - 11:37am
New books include novels by Katy Simpson Smith, Stephan Eirik Clark, Tania Malik, Vanessa Manko, Bilal Tanweer and Carys Bray.






Laser-Pointer Strikes Menace Pilots

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 27, 2014 - 11:29am
People keep aiming powerful laser pointers at aircraft—where they can distract or even temporarily blind pilots—despite jail sentences for offenders and rewards for people who turn them in.

Bringing Digital Analytics to Main Street Retailers

New York Times - California News - August 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Swarm might indicate that a store’s rate of converting shoppers into buyers is low by comparing its performance to benchmark data for similar stores.

Children’s Books: ‘Viva Frida’ and ‘Frida & Diego’

NY Times Books - August 27, 2014 - 8:20am
Two new books present the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in striking ways.






New film will tell Jesse Owens story

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 9:02am
Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:48am
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Tiger Woods shakes off rust with 3-under first round at British Open

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:32am
All week long, Tiger Woods has been insisting that his game is on the rebound after back surgery.

U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:12am
Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday.

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs to become more 'agile'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:38am
Microsoft Corp. plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, a 14% workforce reduction aimed at ditching management layers and building a more agile technology powerhouse.

Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:24am
The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:13am
After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton

Stocks edge lower in early trading; Mattel sinks

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:09am
Stocks are opening slightly lower following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.

Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:00am
As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of state, but infrastructure, housing and...

Boston bombing: Jury deliberating in case against Tsarnaev friend

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:45am
A federal jury was to begin its first full day of deliberations Thursday in an obstruction of justice and conspiracy case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Demand for e-commerce warehouses spurs development in Southland

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Robust demand for buildings from e-commerce companies and conventional retailers eager to boost their online sales is reshaping the country's industrial real estate market and spurring development in the Southland.

Fox bid for Time Warner could reach $91 billion, analyst says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 4:00am
Wall Street is waiting for Rupert Murdoch's next move.
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