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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

‘Virtual Town Hall’ Queries Range From Pot to Public Schools CQ
For 80 minutes on Thursday, President Obama morphed back into tech-savvy candidate Obama, presiding over a first-ever virtual town hall meeting from the East Room of the White House.

Duncan vows to deliver SC school funds USA Today
Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to send South Carolina's public schools as much as $700 million in federal stimulus cash, despite the objections of Mark Sanford, its Republican ...

NytoldGates Expands Free Microsoft Software to High Schools Bloomberg
Obama has proposed a performance-based compensation system for public-school teachers and is seeking higher pay for those specializing in math and science, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said yesterday on a conference call with reporters.

Democrats Gear Up to Sell Obama Agenda USNews
The Democratic National Committee will use political campaign-style techniques to reach many Americans

Obama Stiffs the Arts
The arts world is fuming over Obama's dubiously qualified "arts czar," and a humanities appointee who lacks a college degree.

Review: 'The Education of Charlie Banks' LA Times
Fred Durst makes an overly earnest directorial debut with a tale of a nerd and his bully.

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