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Evaluating teachers based on student performance is ‘punitive measure that demoralizes teachers’

What is the policy of evaluating teachers on their students’ performance really about? Ostensibly, it is designed to improve public schools by holding teachers accountable. However, by failing to take into account several factors…

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Ousted Wisconsin GOP Assembly leader charged with sexual assault

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A state lawmaker in Wisconsin ousted weeks ago as a Republican leader of the Assembly over accusations of sexual harassment was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a female aide to a senator in 2011, according to a criminal complaint….

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Italy institutes salary cap for government-run companies

Italy will cap salaries at some of the country’s biggest public companies, the new government of 39-year-old Matteo Renzi announced on Friday, though some major groups will be exempt. Government-controlled companies will now have top pay capped at the same level as the head of Italy’s…

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Pastor charged with sexual battery claims devil ‘motivated his mind’ in motel attack

A Forest City, SC pastor is charged with sexual battery after he harassed a woman at a Super 8 motel who he believed was a prostitute. According to WSOC-TV Channel 9, Harriett Memorial Freewill Baptist Church’s Pastor Robert Harris said that the bizarre incident at the motel happened because…

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School district pays student $70K after forcing her to give up her Facebook, email passwords

A Minnesota school district is paying a student $70,000 in damages after forcing her to give up her social media and email passwords stemming from an incident where she complained about a hall monitor on her Facebook page. Minnewaska Area Schools agreed to settle with Riley Stratton, a 15-year-old…

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Anaheim councilwoman under fire for claiming fatal police shooting ‘saved us a trial’

An Anaheim, California councilwoman is under fire after sending an email to constituents saying the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man who wounded a police dog “saved us a trial.” According to NBC4, Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring sent the email one day after police officers shot…

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Kim Hairdo May Not Be Required

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North Korea, not Kardashian.

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Video: Times Minute | After the N.S.A. Ruling

Also on the Minute, political compromise in Tunisia and basketball diplomacy continues.

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South Korean Leader Warns of Possible ‘Provocations’ From North

Citing uncertainty about the North Korean regime following a dramatic purge, President Park Geun-hye ordered the military and police to step up their vigilance.

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Video: Times Minute | North Korea’s Purge

Also on the Minute, looking ahead to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and a Rube Goldberg renaissance.

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Denmark, New Zealand Least Corrupt

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Somalia, North Korea, and Afghanistan tie for worst.

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U.S. to N. Korea: Let Newman Go

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85-year-old currently detained in North Korea.

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Korea War Veteran Issues ‘Apology’

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85-year-old currently detained in North Korea.

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North Korea Releases Video of Veteran Admitting to ‘Hostile Acts’

The veteran, Merrill Newman, 85, who has been held since Oct. 26, read excerpts from the apology from several sheets of white paper.

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The Democratic People’s Monarchy of Korea? North Korea changes ruling principles to legitimise succession of power

<!– google_ad_section_start –> North Korea has revised the 10 fundamental principles of the ruling Workers’ Party to legitimise the hereditary succession of current leader Kim Jong-un and his family, reported South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo on Monday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korea businessmen call for Kaesong deal on eve of last-ditch talks

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korean businessmen called for the Koreas to strike a deal on the reopening of the Kaesong joint industrial zone, in a statement released on the eve of last-ditch talks. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korean navy to block film on sinking of Cheonan

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korean navy officials filed an injunction yesterday against the release of a documentary questioning Seoul’s claim that North Korea was behind the 2010 sinking of the warship Cheonan. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korea offers final talks on Kaesong joint industrial zone

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korea has proposed “final” talks with the North over the fate of the shuttered Kaesong joint industrial zone, suggesting it may permanently close the estate if the negotiations fail. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korea Pledges Humanitarian Aid for North

The announcement coincided with a call by Seoul for “one last round” of make-or-break talks on restarting a jointly operated industrial complex.

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North Korea shows off its military might with war anniversary parade

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