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Obama administration withdraws rules regarding education funding for poor children

The rules would have overhauled how districts spend billions of dollars meant to educate children who live in poverty.

The case for comfort food

When I was coming up in West Virginia, all food was comfort food. Which is to say the food that graced our dinner table was entirely home cooked, from simple ingredients, made that day. Every dish was familiar. Every meal surprise free. This was less about style than economics.

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Out-of-state condo marketing gets big boost from relaxed regs

The number of out-of-state condo projects approved to advertise in New York has skyrocketed since state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman relaxed regulations last year, suggesting that more... To view the full story, click the title link.

City's real-estate policy: Not merely bad, but bizarre

If a martian landed in New York City, tried to rent an apartment and then asked why it's so difficult and expensive, our extraterrestrial visitor would gasp at the explanation—and at the city's... To view the full story, click the title link.

As Body Camera Video Of Shooting Contradicts Cops' Story, SFPD Boots Reporters From Press Conference

The video shows SFPD officers taunting a mentally ill man before shooting him. [ more › ]

French elections: Macron vows to field candidates in all parliamentary seats

Independent presidential candidate is drawing huge crowds to rallies around the country and showing strongly in opinion polls Independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron threw down a direct challenge to France’s existing political...Show More Summary

4 Smartphone Holders To Help You Avoid Traffic Tickets

New year, new laws: recently enacted legislation states that all of us California kids aren’t allowed to hold our smartphones at all while driving, unless we want a hefty fine. So check out these handy mounts and accessories for easy hands-free phone usage, and save that ticket money for something nice for yourself: [ more › ]

American Airlines Finds New Way To Transform Your Dignity Into Profit

11 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

American Airlines is taking tips from United on how to lick up any last drop of dignity left in air travel—the airline has announced a new lower-cost fare class that doesn't include use of the overhead bins for carry-on luggage. [ more › ]

Inauguration 2017: The Stranger Will Be at the Women's March, Student Strikes, Immigration Workshops, More

11 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk This man is about to be your President. Nate Gowdy Everyone at The Stranger is sharing a collective sense of dread of what's to come once PEOTUS Trump is sworn into office and becomes POTUS. Rather than moping aroundShow More Summary

D.C. law groups offer free legal help to demonstrators arrested this weekend

Lawyer groups have established a hotline for those arrested, their families for legal aid

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

17 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago will be returning to The Netherlands from Italy shortly after police recovered them from the house of notorious drug boss, a museum official said Thursday. The 1882 "Seascape...Show More Summary

Sweden conservatives woo far-right to topple government

18 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Sweden's main opposition party courted controversy Thursday by suggesting it accept support by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) to bring down the minority government. Mainstream parties have so far rejected any cooperation with the SD, a party that has historic roots that go back to Sweden's neo-Nazi movement. Show More Summary

Welp, It's Really Happening: Trump Arrives In D.C.

A day after the unveiling of his wax figure and a day before inauguration. [ more › ]

First Look Inside Hawthorn Grill

See how romantic the new steakhouse is Take a look inside Hawthorn Grill, the new steakhouse that just opened at the J.W. Marriott. The 18,000-square-foot restaurant sit in the Spa Tower on the south side of the resort. Designer Randy...Show More Summary

Teachers, students and parents rally in L.A. against Trump

Teachers, students and parents at schools across Los Angeles rallied Thursday in union-organized protests against President-elect Donald Trump. The actions in L.A. were part of a nationwide effort led by the country’s two largest teachers unions. The president of the National Education Assn., Lily...

Lucy Killea, political trailblazer who was denied communion for supporting abortion rights, dies at 94

Lucy Killea, the former San Diego City Council member and state legislator whose independent streak put her famously at odds with the Catholic Church and her own political party, has died.  From her work at the CIA and on Eleanor Roosevelt’s staff at the first United Nations General Assembly in...

Everything You Need To Know About The L.A. Women's March

25 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

A guide to getting there, participating, and knowing your rights. [ more › ]

New To Town: Advice to Seattle Newcomers from Seattle Newcomers, Part 5

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Staff What would people who've been living in Seattle a year recommend to new arrivals? We thought, perhaps, that the newcomers would be totally off base and name really lame places, and tell people to hang out at Pike's Place or party on Cap Hill. Show More Summary

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