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U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

The U.S. has wanted better relations with Venezuela, but the new president — like Hugo Chavez before him, say experts — uses the U.S. as a scapegoat to divert attention from domestic problems.

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Education

Fed Up With Zero Tolerance, Advocates Push For Change

Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.

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Music Reviews

The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album — just ask Tom Petty, Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones.

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The Search For Drinking Water In California Has Led To The Ocean

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U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

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Mother Mother Fat Freddy's Drop
Audio Pool The Album Leaf

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With Tech Outsourcing, The Internet Can Be 'A Scary Place'

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Dinosaur Linnea Olsson
Poor People of Paris Ray Conniff

Should you fear a chemical inside metal food containers like the ones that hold beans? Government scientists say no. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe That BPA In Your Canned Food Isn't So Bad After All

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Community Gold Panda
Ecor Rouge Benmont Tench
I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams Thelonious Monk

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The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

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Yellow Noise Spiro
Western Boy Little Comets

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British Diplomat Weighs In On Ukraine, Russia And Syria

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All For You Haerts
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield

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Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change

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Up till now, all babies have had two genetic parents. That could soon change. Klöpper & Eisenschmidt GbR/iStockphoto hide caption

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Scientists Question Safety Of Genetically Altering Human Eggs

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Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts signed the law enacting the state's latest phase of health care on August 6, 2012. Eric Haynes/Governor Deval Patrick's Office hide caption

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Massachusetts Launches Health Care Shopping Experiment

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Zidokan Hassan Hakmoun
Instrumental DJ Cassidy

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Rep. David Camp Releases Tax Overhaul Plan

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To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese

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Rio Ancho [Rumba] Paco de Lucía
Antonia (Bulería Por Soleá) Paco de Lucía