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New education standards place more emphasis on nonfiction reading and writing over fiction works. Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature. Chris Sadowski /iStockphoto hide caption

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?

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Stillness Is The Move Dirty Projectors
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President Obama gives a speech on Inauguration Day four years ago. Since then, Florida-based Politifact has been tracking his success keeping campaign promises. It released its report card this week. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well'

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Where Is Mr. Fabulous? Pepe Deluxe
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Tacoma, Wash., tops The Advocate magazine's list of "Gayest Cities in America." It was followed by Springfield, Mass., and Spokane, Wash. Advocate editor Matthew Breen says marriage equality gave the advantage to cities in Washington state this year. USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory hide caption

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How Did Tacoma, Wash., Get To Be America's 'Gayest City'?

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Filthy Gorgeous Scissor Sisters
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Aarthi Red Baraat
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Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
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Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin & Big Brother & the Holding Company
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Buried Alive in the Blues Janis Joplin
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