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Joseph Kennedy III, son of former Rep. Joseph Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy, delivers his victory speech on Nov. 6 in Newton, Mass. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP hide caption

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First Of Shooting Victims Buried In Newtown, Conn.

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Day To Get Longer At Some Low-Performing Schools

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Cornell University just converted some of its grants into loans. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Republicans: How To Attract The Next Generation?

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One of the primary disputes in the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike is over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to link teacher pay to student performance. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher Lanessa Mendoza pickets with fellow teachers Monday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits students staying at Maranatha Church in Chicago during the strike. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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