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NEA meets; Biden blasts GOP as anti-public education

Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.

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Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.

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Penn State officials kept secret file on Sandusky, CNN reports

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of having kept a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately.

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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Letter carriers kick off publicity for 20th annual food drive

With less than a month to go before the big day, the Letter Carriers are kicking off nationwide publicity for the union's 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

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The Republicans' pizza problem

Actually it's not the pizza. It's the tomato paste on the pizza. Do the Republicans have a thing about veggies?

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Evangelicals: Alabama's immigration law is anti-Christian, anti-American

National evangelical leaders who recently visited Alabama as part of an "emergency delegation" are denouncing the state's new anti-immigrant law.

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Spirit Day: Wear purple on Thursday to support LGBT youth

Spirit Day was organized in 2010 as a response to the LGBT youth who had taken their own lives following relentless anti-LGBT bullying. On Oct. 20, individuals, schools and organizations wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

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The kids aren't all right, new report shows

The recession hasn't been good for anyone, but children have been especially hard hit  says a new report by the Children's Defense Fund.

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Hershey's chocolate tainted with child exploitation, group charges

The Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign is urging chocolate lovers to choose another brand until Hershey's gets child abuse out of its chocolate.

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