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David Banks, chancellor of New York City Public Schools, testified at a House Education Committee hearing on antisemitism on Wednesday. He was joined by Karla Silvestre, president of the Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney with the ACLU, and Enikia Ford Morthel, superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District in California. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Education

Republicans and K-12 school leaders clash over handling of antisemitism

Republicans tried for the kind of headline moments they've scored in similar hearings with elite college presidents. But the testimony from K-12 public school leaders offered few surprises.

A vendor holds a portrait of Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24. Achmad Ibrahim/AP hide caption

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Indonesia's next president has a complicated history with the U.S.

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Sperm whales have lengthy exchanges, made up of clicks, which scientists have found is more complex than previously thought. Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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What are sperm whales saying? Researchers find a complex 'alphabet'

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David Banks, chancellor of New York City Public Schools, testified at a House Education Committee hearing on antisemitism on Wednesday. He was joined by Karla Silvestre, president of the Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney with the ACLU, and Enikia Ford Morthel, superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District in California. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Education

Republicans and K-12 school leaders clash over handling of antisemitism

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Republicans and K-12 school leaders clash over handling of antisemitism

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Tina Riley moved to Idaho recently in search of a new career working in the clean energy transition. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Oil industry could help the Biden administration tap 'invisible' green energy

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Patti Garamendi (seated in blue) chairs the congressional spouses club. She recently attended a Capitol Hill reception with her husband, Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., (standing above her) to tout a bipartisan project aimed at cancer prevention. Marion Meakem Photography hide caption

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Bipartisan congressional spouses tackle cancer prevention, and leave politics out

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Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks with reporters in Statuary Hall after meeting with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie on May 6. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Bid to oust Speaker Johnson fails but GOP turmoil remains

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Bid to oust Speaker Johnson fails but GOP turmoil remains

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