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Colorado Teachers Call Out Sick Over Conservative Proposal to Change History Curriculum

After last weeks demonstration by high school students, Colorado teachers stayed home on Monday and forced the closing of two high schools in the Denver area. The teachers’ protest came on the heels of a walk-out staged by students protesting proposed changes to the school district’s history curriculum. Show More Summary

New AP US History Curriculum Will Make Students Want To 'Sign Up For ISIS,' Ben Carson Jokes

Retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, criticized the newly modified AP U.S. History curriculum being taught in America's high schools joking on Monday that after completing the course students would want to "sign up for ISIS."

Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’

The new Advanced Placement U.S. history framework has become the target of intense criticism from conservatives who charge that it is anti-American, the latest attack coming on Monday from potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, a famed pediatric neurosurgeon who said that “most people” who complete the course would then be “ready to sign up […]

Ghani inaugurated as Afghanistan's president

Ashraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani, a former World Bank official, was sworn in...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: September 29, 2014

1. Ghani inaugurated as Afghanistan's presidentAshraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani,...Show More Summary

Afghanistan inaugurates new president

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, succeeding President Hamid Karzai and marking the first peaceful transition of power in the nation’s history.

DeSmog UK Conservative Party Conference Special!

Grassroots members attending the Conservative party conference have plenty to discover on DeSmog UK over the coming week. The links on this page will come live as we publish our series of exclusives and history features.  On Monday we...Show More Summary

Instant History for Stoners: The Week in Review

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Thousands of chicken lives were needlessly wasted this week. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22 Hello! This week kicks off with the amazing story of the Walmart text messages that drove a man to confess to murder. Our protagonist: Matthew Gibson, a...Show More Summary

'Friends' Is Return' To TV Land Monday, September 29th

This week marks the 20th anniversary of “Friends,” one of the most popular sitcoms in television history

Last Saturday

It’s official, the last day of live racing at Suffolk Downs — “very likely … the final racing day of the 79-year-old track’s history” — will be Saturday, October 4, instead of Monday, September 29. Come, say goodbye. (You probably won’t get another chance, Shirley Leung.) It’s very likely, and probably, the last day ever, […]

Person of interest in case of missing UVA student worked at school

Jesse "LJ" Matthew was the last person seen with Hannah Graham before she vanished on Sept. 13. After police searched the 32-year-old's apartment Monday, UVA confirmed Matthew's employment history.

Is BesTV To Blame For Delayed Xbox Roll-Out In China?

By WestEnd511: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has hit an embarrassing roadblock in China with the launch of the Xbox One console. The device was supposed to launch Monday in a historical event that marks the first time in China's history that a video game console can be legally sold, but the company postponed the release until end of the year. Show More Summary

Frank Wren's Firing Highlights Misguided Nostalgia for the Braves Way

For the first time in their history, the Atlanta Braves fired a General Manager. Frank Wren, and one of his assistant GMs, Bruce Manno, were dismissed by the organization early Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the team had been...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

New York sees the biggest climate march in history And New Jerseyans by the tens of thousands were there. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4 U.S. Senate: Menendez says Democrats will keep the majority in his house. CD3 shakeup: A real horse race? Perth Amboy: Control is at stake for Mayor Wilda Diaz, whose slate faces an ally turned foe. Show More Summary

Bronx man, 56, charged with stabbing wife to death

A 56-year-old Bronx man with a history of drug arrests was charged with stabbing his wife to death with a pair of scissors, police said Monday.

LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles Making Up for Problems in Eagles Passing Game

The Philadelphia Eagles managed to make history on Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts. In mounting a successful comeback against the Colts, the Eagles became the first NFL team since 1940 to start a season 2-0 after trailing...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart: Lindsey Graham ‘lives his entire life trapped in The Blair Witch Project’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Daily Show host Jon Stewart took a long look back at Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) panicked history on Monday night, following Graham’s latest warning about the extremist group Islamic state. “The poor man lives his entire life trapped in The Blair Witch Project,” Stewart...

A brief history of Gawker’s awkward relationship with Gawker guest Julian Assange

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange visited Gawker (or at least, its website) on Monday to answer reader questions about his new book. And while a lot has changed for Gawker’s masthead and for Assange himself since he first rose to prominence, it would be remiss for Gawker’s awkward history with Assange to unnoticed. At least one Gawker commenter […]

USC unveils design for $650-million housing, retail complex

USC on Monday is to unveil the final and somewhat altered design of the biggest construction project in the university’s history: a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus.

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