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Frantic Friday! Travel chaos expected as 3.8million extra drivers clog roads for last-minute escapes Drivers have been caught up in major traffic jams today as up to four million extra cars take to the road on 'Frantic Friday'. Delays were at peak today as schools broke up, families tried to make the most of the heatwave and commuters began their slog home. Motorways, shipping ports and airports were exceptionally busy this afternoon with forecasters predicting intense thunderstorms alongside 86F heat in parts of the UK later. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning saying there is 'potential for slow-moving thundery downpours' across much of the south east of England.

Know the News Home | Login/Register RSS / Podcasts Close Home > Get Involved > For Educators > Know the News > Remix the News News Challenge Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The ACA was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reducing the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. It introduced a number of mechanisms—including mandates, subsidies, and insurance exchanges—meant to increase coverage and affordability.[6][7] The law also requires insurance companies to cover all applicants within new minimum standards and offer the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex.[8] Additional reforms aimed to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity through increased competition, regulation, and incentives to streamline the delivery of healthcare. The Congressional Budget Office projected that the ACA will lower both future deficits[9] and Medicare spending.[10] Overview of provisions Legislative history

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state. We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses. But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make the reliability and credibility decisions. It is up to the reader or viewer to negotiate truth. News literacy is complicated. The Harry Potter Lexicon click above for detailed menus, click below for special sections Affiliate Sites: These web sites have received special permission to use material from the Lexicon to create similar sites for non-English-speaking fans.

Top 10 radio ads 1. Anthony Nolan, ‘the perfect match’ Agency: Albion; creatives: Dave Mygind and Debs Gerrard; agency producer: Petrina Kilby; facilities house: 750mph; sound engineer: Gary Walker ScriptHi, my name is Paul Walshe and, in 2007, I was diagnosed with leukaemia… I needed a blood stem cell transplant from a donor, and I needed it to stay alive. Unfortunately, my sister wasn’t found to be a match for me, so I was told that the transplant would have to come from an unrelated donor. So, Anthony Nolan began to search their register. Syria: The shaping of a nation, then and now In the early 20th century, Syria was part of a region redrawn by outside forces. Today the 3-year-old uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad is generating the outlines of zones of control that could result in the partitioning of the country. The modern map of the Middle East was created by Europeans less than a century ago.

Vitter amendment is total BS. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images One issue that keeps coming up in government shutdown talks is the idea of the GOP retreating to the "Vitter amendment" as a more moderate proposal than these efforts to defund Obamacare. To understand the merits of this proposal, you have to understand the merits of the Vitter amendment, which can be listed very briefly, as there are no benefits.

Northstar Digital Literacy This page includes a variety of publicly available learning resources for the Northstar standards. These resources are not created by Northstar, but have been selected by our staff. We also provide comprehensive classroom curricula for each assessment, which have been created by Northstar - these curricula are available only through Northstar testing locations. Learn more about becoming a testing location. Teenage slang A helpful guide to understanding teenage slang One of the themes of BBC School Report News Day is language, so we asked children in different parts of the country about their language and found that teenage slang differs wildly. We are all British, right? We all speak the same language, surely? English Listening Online Views: Biking in Cambodia Julia talks about cycing from Cambodia to Vietnam with her friends (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Mixers : Bad Hair Cut Six people talk about getting a bad haircut. Plus, be sure to check out all the re-edited mixers with new activities 1-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100. New Videos for Mixer Listen to over 20 new videos with new speakers from Chile, Argentina, Canada, the U.S. and more. Scenes: Erina in Vancouver Listen as the series ends with Erina starting her new job at Campus Pizza Scene #6 and Scene #7.

Current Events Classroom About Current Events Classroom The Current Events Classroom is a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens. Featured Lesson (Download PDF). What is the DREAM Act and Who are the Dreamers? Summary

The liberal minority is the real fringe element in American politics - Mail Online - James Lucier's Blog Ask any political guru worth his salt, and the savant will explain carefully the facts of the ideological landscape. On one end of the spectrum you have the Left. On the other end is the Right. In the middle are the centrists. There is a passion to label all candidates and voters and place them somewhere along this line. In practice the mainstream media, the hired political tacticians and other operatives in the ruling class have a sort of shorthand rhetoric.

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