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Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers.

Afghan security forces patrol near their base in the Marjah district of Helmand province on Dec. 23. Dozens of Marines were killed in Marjah five years ago, and since then the Taliban have slipped back in. Now American forces are increasingly being drawn back into the fight. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

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Some Have Said Yppah
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Uncle Ace Blood Orange
Night Shot Polock
Let's Go Crazy Prince

The new "critical edition" of Mein Kampf, shown here in a Munich bookstore on Friday, is the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of World War II. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Is Back In German Bookstores After 70 Years

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Earth Not Above Haelos
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The new album of British singer David Bowie, entitled Blackstar (stylised as *), is displayed during the exhibition "David Bowie is", at the museum shop of the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands. Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Review: 'Blackstar,' David Bowie

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I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie
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Camelus John Scofield
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Puzzles Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio
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