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Teachers in East Lansing, Mich., used the walls of a classroom to map out the Core standards and how they correspond with the current East Lansing curriculum. Cory Turner/NPR hide caption

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Teachers Hit The Common Core Wall

For educators, the challenges of Common Core are huge.

Civilians hold rocks as they stand on a government armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing, early June 4, 1989, before the army began a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Tiananmen Square. Jeff Widener/AP hide caption

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June 4: The Day That Defines, And Still Haunts China

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Sen. John McCain discussed the Veterans Choice Act at a news conference on Tuesday, with fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In

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Teachers in East Lansing, Mich., used the walls of a classroom to map out the Core standards and how they correspond with the current East Lansing curriculum. Cory Turner/NPR hide caption

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Teachers Hit The Common Core Wall

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Tammy Boudreaux tries a tendon-stretching drill after surgery. Boudreaux was able to get much of her operation and rehabilitation covered by the insurance plan she bought via the Affordable Care Act. Carrie Feibel hide caption

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A Cut That Won't Heal Transforms One Woman's View Of Obamacare

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Birdstone (right), ridden by Edgar Prado, upsets horse Smarty Jones to win the Belmont Stakes in 2004. Smarty Jones was one of a dozen horses since 1978 to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown, only to lose at the Belmont. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown?

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Bobbie Gentry rarely gave interviews and disappeared from public life in the mid-1970s. NBC/Getty Images hide caption

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The Confounding, Enigmatic 'Ode To Billie Joe'

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