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PARCC should be called into question, not Peggy Robertson

The Denver Post ran a short article about our hero Peggy Robertson that ignored the reasons for the opt-out movement. It is at http://www.denverpost.com/News/Local/ci_27618118/Educators-refusal-to-give-PARCC-called-into-question-by-district?source=infiniteLook...Show More Summary

The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

My coffee maker is texting me again. It’s scheduled to make coffee tomorrow, the message says, but I need to refill its water tank. Welcome to the future. The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker with WeMo — yes, that is its official...Show More Summary

Collaboration Summit 2015 – The Future of IoT Panel (VIDEO)

The promise of an Internet of Things has become the reality the connected product. Today there are more things connected to the Internet than there are people on the planet. Awesome, right? In a word, no. We have billions of Internet-connected...Show More Summary

Airman Crosses from Deaf Culture into Blue Future

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- The house in Norfolk, Va., was noisy. The children shouted across the house to each other. The T.V., when on, always had closed captions. The father was born......

German Box Office: 'Sniper' in the Shadow of 'Fifty Shades'

Sam Taylor-Johnson's erotic thriller took the top spot in Germany for the third weekend running, beating out newcomer 'American Sniper.' read more

Rebekah Brooks to Run News Corp's Storyful (Report)

In June 2014, she was found not guilty of all charges in the phone-hacking scandal. read more

21 Alaska Soldiers Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska — U.S. Army officials say 21 soldiers are being evaluated after being exposed to carbon monoxide during a field training exercise Thursday near Fairbanks. The Army says in......

America—You be the Judge

With thousands of American lives lost due to Iran’s more than 35 years of aggression against the United States, it is inconceivable that any American administration would agree to enter into such a critical agreement, like the one currently being negotiated with such an evil regime.

Podcast: Ann Cheng Discusses GreenTrip

This week on the Talking Headways podcast, Ann Cheng from Transform joins me to talk about how developers can lower their parking obligations through Green Trip, a certification program for development in the Bay Area. ~~~Need more news about cities daily? Sign up for the Direct Transfer. Wire Feed

IIR's 7th Annual Government Programs Summit

This is the Only Government Programs Event You Need to AttendHow many Government Programs events do you attend a year? IT ONLY HAS TO BE THIS ONE! IIR's 7th Annual Government Programs Summit on March 23-25, 2015 in Arlington is the one-stop-shop...Show More Summary

‘Downton Abbey’ Finale: Exec Producer Gareth Neame On Allen Leech & Lily James’ Future, Season 7 & That Proposal

It is Christmas 1919 all over again. Like the Season 2 finale of British drama Downton Abbey, which culminated with Matthew’s proposal to Lady Mary, last night’s Season 5 closer ended with another long-awaited proposal, between downstairs favorites Mr. Show More Summary

North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation on Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military […]

Dead Heat

Chewie coming on strong : A Chicago polling firm is calling the city’s runoff campaign between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia a “dead heat.”New numbers from Ogden and Fry show Garcia, a member of the Cook County board of commissioners, within reach of the one-term Emanuel. Show More Summary

Some A-10s Going Into Reserve | Navy Rethinks, May Need more Growlers

Americas The Air Force put 9 A-10 Warthogs into reserve, pushing the resources fielding those close air support fighters toward the F-35 program. The Navy will buy three blocking boats (with an option for a fourth) built in 2008 and 2009 that have been used to service submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The […]

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

Russia wants to secure a land corridor in eastern Ukraine that could include Mariupol but pro-Moscow rebels may wait until the spring to attack the strategic port city, the US spy chief said Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was […]

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Russia’s air force started exercises that will involve jets striking back against a “supposed enemy” over the Barents Sea that borders Norway, the military said Thursday. Pilots will “practice” repelling a massive air strike by a supposed enemy during exercises […]

Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Researchers unveiled a software system Wednesday which had taught itself to play 49 different video games and proceeded to defeat human professionals — a major step in the fast-developing Artificial Intelligence realm. Not only did the system give flesh-and-blood gamers […]

Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal

Turkey has alarmed fellow NATO members by raising the prospect of handing China a multi-billion dollar missile contract, yet the long-running saga is far from over and Ankara may just be trading for a better deal. Turkey, NATO’s only Muslim […]

Chris Matthews: Foreign Donations, Benghazi Likely to Dog Hillary During Campaign [Video]

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, who declared early on that he was supporting Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, admitted on Friday that the foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, as well as the questions surrounding her involvement in the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, could be problematic for the former […]

The Ferguson Effect

This has been noted in other places at other times, but this is the most recent and better documented as far as we can tell: Numbers provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department show a downward trend, last year, in the numbers of self-initiated activity (S.I.A.)The numbers show a high last year of more than 21,000 S.I.A. Show More Summary

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