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Striking French teachers hold a German flag as they take part in a nationwide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system, in Marseille, France, on May 19. France's 840,000 teachers are largely opposed to the reform, their unions say, fearing it will increase competition between schools and exacerbate inequalities. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie participated in a roundtable discussion at the Farnum Center in Manchester, N.H. earlier this month. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Drug Overdose, On The Rise, Cropping Up As Campaign Issue

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Simple Gifts Linn Barnes
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Fly Away Barbara Dennerlein

Health workers collect the body of a cholera victim in Petionville, Haiti, February 2011. The cholera outbreak in Haiti began in October 2010. Nearly 9,000 people have died. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early

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Calamity Song The Decemberists

In the face-to-face interview process, research shows that managers tend to hire applicants who are similar to them on paper. Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

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Work Song Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts
From a Dream Oregon
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Driven David Pritchard

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Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From The Brink

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Gone Fishing Flook
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Raffles in Rio Mark Isham

Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library on Wednesday to show support for silenced Chinese writers. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

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Dulce Libertad [Sweet Freedom] Lara & Reyes, Sergio Lara et. al.
Litany Against Fear Christian Scott
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Panda's Dream Dave Weckl
Secret Beach Metheny-Mehldau Quartet
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Skidaway Bob James

A security fence surrounds the main part of the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground, a testing laboratory in the Utah desert. The Army says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax from Dugway to several labs in the U.S. and Korea. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

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Los Angeles started offering a $3.75 rebate on every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly landscape. The drought is a boost in business for local conservation entrepreneurs. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty hide caption

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California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

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A team of scientists say they've discovered evidence of a 435,000 year old murder, based on evidence from the injuries on this skull. Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films hide caption

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Scientists Discover Evidence Of A 435,000-Year-Old Murder

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Ancient Future R. Carlos Nakai

Striking French teachers hold a German flag as they take part in a nationwide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system, in Marseille, France, on May 19. France's 840,000 teachers are largely opposed to the reform, their unions say, fearing it will increase competition between schools and exacerbate inequalities. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

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Water Song Brooks Williams
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Troubled Thoughts Matt Eakle

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Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe's Cultural Advocate In Exile

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Slime Rock Chris Thile

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