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Many Child Refugees Travel All Alone. Here Are Their Stories. No Child Left Behind: Congress set to dump law. Thirteen years after President George W.

No Child Left Behind: Congress set to dump law

Bush and Congress embarked on the country’s biggest-ever education experiment to help the poorest and most vulnerable students — casting the federal government as enforcer — lawmakers are poised to step it back. The House is expected to pass a bipartisan bill later this week that would dismantle key elements of No Child Left Behind, the sweeping law that became synonymous with one-size-fits-all testing and a punitive approach to failing schools — and which is reviled almost equally on the left and right.

Story Continued Below. Enough About ISIS, Let’s Talk About RWCTs (Right-Wing Christian Terrorists) « On Friday Robert Lewis Dear, a 57-year-old white male, shot 12 people at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs.

Enough About ISIS, Let’s Talk About RWCTs (Right-Wing Christian Terrorists) «

Three died, including one police officer. Armed with an AK-47 and an unspecified number of explosives, Dear’s political and religious convictions propelled him to violently terrorize the Colorado community, killing and injuring as many as he could in the process. How the American middle class lost its taste for mindless consumerism. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among the most difficult schools in the world to get into.

How the American middle class lost its taste for mindless consumerism

The University of Oxford accepts one out of five applicants. IITs take in just one out of 50. So it is little wonder that for any Indian child with ambitions of becoming an engineer, getting into an IIT looks like the pinnacle of achievement. It certainly looked that way to me. Growing up in the 1990s in Nashik, a city of about 1.5 million people, I looked up to my dad—a mechanical engineer from one of the top regional engineering schools. Things didn’t go exactly as planned. Captagon: The Jihadist's Drug. Michaela WhittonNovember 27, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) United Kingdom — Dubbed the “jihadist’s drug,” Captagon is rapidly flooding the Middle East and is said to be fueling the bloody conflict in Syria.

Captagon: The Jihadist's Drug

French media recently reported that the Paris attackers may have taken the drug. Last weekend, Turkish anti-narcotics police seized 11 million Captagon pills in a haul that weighed almost two tonnes. It was set to ship to Gulf countries. Top U.S. Psychiatrists Confirm Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ‘Textbook Case’ « A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak out, publicly, about the candidate’s “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder.”

Top U.S. Psychiatrists Confirm Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ‘Textbook Case’ «

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, referred to Trump as “remarkably narcissistic,” while clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis used the term “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder,” to describe Trump. Michaelis went on to explain, “In the field we use clusters of personality disorders. Narcissism is in cluster B, which means it has similarities with histrionic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.

There are similarities between them.” Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map. In December 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself.

Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

Since then, there have been at least 1,044 mass shootings, with shooters killing at least 1,327 people and wounding 3,784 more. 3rd Paris Bomber Pretended to Be Refugee. 2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports. By Will Hobson and Steven Rich November 23, 2015 In September, Auburn University’s football stadium debuted one of the largest video boards in North America.

2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports

At just shy of 11,000 square feet, the high-definition screen is roughly the size of a five-story building. During a test one night this summer, the glow was visible in the skies over the rural plains of eastern Alabama nearly 30 miles away. When he announced the purchase, Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said the new board would help recruit star athletes and sell tickets. The same month, about 1,000 miles away in the crowded suburbs of northern New Jersey, another Rutgers University football season began with much less fanfare.

Six years had passed since Rutgers’s last big athletics purchase — a $102 million expansion of the football stadium, which the former athletics director said would help finally make the program financially self-sufficient. Among the findings: From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State. Israeli military warns violence could go on for months and risks getting worse. The Israeli military believes the current wave of lethal violence with Palestinians, which has claimed over 100 lives on both sides in the last two months, will continue in the coming months amid the risk of a further serious escalation.

Israeli military warns violence could go on for months and risks getting worse

After a period of 10 days that saw the highest number of Israeli fatalities, and the failure of a mission by US secretary of state John Kerry to calm tensions earlier this week, the bleak assessment confirms the growing view that the current tensions have become a new normal. The prediction that the violence will continue was made by a senior unnamed Israeli Defence Forces officer who briefed Israeli journalists, and whose assessment was reported in several Israeli papers on Thursday morning. The assessment emerged as Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon unveiled plans to construct an additional section of fence to prevent Palestinians from the southern West Bank – a flash point area in recent weeks - from reaching Israel. Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?  During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000 a year voted for John McCain.

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican? 

The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which correlates with income at a lower level. While people at the very bottom of the income level vote Democratic, a majority of white people in the lower middle class (those earning from $30,000 to $50,000) vote Republican. Of the ten states with the lowest household median income in 2008, nine voted Republican. Here’s how delusional nostalgia is killing the white working class. It is always a good idea to be wary of those who wistfully long for the “good old days,” who yearn for “simpler times,” who traffic in whitewashed nostalgia.

Here’s how delusional nostalgia is killing the white working class

In America, that describes a sizeable portion of our population. A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute finds there are a few things you can count on about those who believe America’s best days are behind us. They are overwhelmingly white, and if you dig a bit deeper and examine the socioeconomics, often working class. Despite all evidence to the contrary, they stubbornly believe white people are subject to the same levels of racism as black and other people of color.

The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story. When activist Mercutio Southall Jr. was curled up on the ground getting kicked, punched, and choked by Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, he thought, “I can’t die today. I’ve got shit to do. I have little kids. Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria market attack. At least 15 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged as young as 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in north-east Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast.

Two explosions ripped through the Farm Centre market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. One of the bombers was said to be aged just 11 and the other 18. Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine. CONFRONTING THE ‘CALIPHATE’ | This is part of an occasional series about the rise of the Islamic State militant group, its implications for the Middle East, and efforts by the U.S. government and others to undermine it. An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 8, 2014, by the Islamic State allegedly shows militants driving in vehicles near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit.

(AFP/Getty Images) RABAT, MOROCCO — The assignments arrive on slips of paper, each bearing the black flag of the Islamic State, the seal of the terrorist group’s media emir, and the site of that day’s shoot. “The paper just gives you the location,” never the details, said Abu Hajer al-Maghribi, who spent nearly a year as a cameraman for the Islamic State. Sometimes the job was to film prayers at a mosque, he said, or militants exchanging fire. Crowds gather in Paris to mark one week anniversary of attacks. A crowd has converged on the Place de la Republique and at the sites of the attacks in Paris to mark the moment one week ago when the terrorist atrocity began. Dozens of French artists and cultural figures urged people to make a lot of "noise and light" at 20:20GMT. Two of the three suicide bombers who blew themselves up near the Stade de France stadium in the Paris attacks a week ago had passed through Greece posing as migrants fleeing the Syrian war, prosecutors said Friday.

It was already known that one of the men had been registered in Greece -- a key entry point for migrants -- on October 3 but a second man "has been formally identified as being the individual whose handprints correspond to those of the check in Greece" on the same day, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said. The French female extremist’s curious path to Islamist violence.

Play Video0:17 Audio: Female militant's last words with police Islamic State militant Hasna Aitboulahcen was killed in the standoff with police in Saint-Denis, France, on Nov. 18. Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death. Third Body Is Found in Rubble of Police Raid Near Paris. Photo. Maternal cannabis users risk severe legal sanctions, despite lack of evidence proving fetal endangerment.

Josh Earnest clashes with Fox's Elisabeth Hasselbeck over Paris response. White House press secretary Josh Earnest tangled with "Fox and Friends" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday morning over what she characterized as an "aloof, apathetic ... and quite cavalier" response on the part of President Barack Obama to last week's terrorist attacks in France. The Koch intelligence agency.

The political network helmed by Charles and David Koch has quietly built a secretive operation that conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering on its liberal opponents, viewing it as a key strategic tool in its efforts to reshape American public life. Forbes Welcome. Karma Strikes: Price-Gouging “Pharma Bro” Posts Loss Of $14 Million. The Global Brain: Peter Russell (1983) Peter Russell’s award-winning video, based on a live audio-visual presentation in 1983. Class Dismissed (2004) BREAKING: Putin Reveals 4O Countries That Are Funding ISIS At The G20 Summit. In Suspects’ Brussels Neighborhood, a History of Petty Crimes and Missed Chances.

Photo. Bush Administration Ignored Multiple Detailed Pre-9/11 Warnings. Although there has been previous evidence suggesting that the Bush administration had warning of the 9/11 attacks, new details have emerged in a report from Politico that confirm that the Bush administration was made aware of several warnings of an impending attack. Anonymous vs. the Islamic State.

Efforts to Rein In Arbitration Come Under Well-Financed Attack. What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters. Strike on Jihadi John unfolded quickly, but hunt took months. Don’t Thank Me Anymore... Just Care for Veterans Who Return and Work To End All War. A Billionaire, Some Millionaires, and a No-Show Senator Debate How Best to Block Wage Hikes. New York Attorney General Orders FanDuel and DraftKings to Stop Taking Bets. M.dailykos. The Family Plot. Dailykos. Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’? Sign In. Russian soldiers geolocated by photos in multiple Syria locations, bloggers say. Anonymous' protest in London descends into violence. Chicago police: 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee lured to alley, shot in gang war. Video: James Tran arraigned in stabbing of Spencer Stone. Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General.

The North-South Divide on Two-Parent Families. Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline citing 'national interest' Why Star Wars Land is being added to Disneyland. What The New 'Star Trek' Series Means For CBS Investors - CBS Corporation (NY... Sacramento police arrest Elk Grove man in stabbing of train hero Spencer Stone. School reformers have bad night in key Colorado races — including 3 backed by Koch brothers. Iran Begins Deactivating Centrifuges Under Nuclear Deal’s Terms. Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family. Death rate rises for middle-aged white Americans. In elephant families, Grandma is boss. Let Girls Learn: Michelle Obama on How to Address the Crisis in Girls' Education.

The truth about Sweden's short working hours. Nationalmemo. FBI knew Jared Fogle was a pedophile — and let him continue molesting children for years anyway. The GOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge. Sacramento-area-high-schools-ranked-by-college. Opinion: Lead threatens health of millions.