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Using Phonics Makes Learning to Read Easier, Says Study

New research suggests that relying on phonics, a method of learning where an individual sounds out words, helps students to learn reading faster when …

Louisiana’s Common Core Debacle

Can an embattled ed reformer sell the standards to a state whose governor no longer wants them?<p>John White may be the silver-tongued boy wonder of the school reform movement, lauded for his political acumen and often mentioned as a future U.S. secretary of education. But last fall, Louisiana’s …

Book at bedtime could help children learn more quickly

The University of Sheffield found that snoozing helps youngsters develop their memory and retain new skills<p>A book at bedtime could help babies to learn more quickly after researchers discovered children soak up the most information before they go to sleep.<p>Snoozing helps infants to develop their …

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How to get off the beaten track in St Lucia

Sometimes you just want to lie on a beach chair and drink daiquiris through a bendy straw – you can do that just about anywhere in the Caribbean and have a fantastic time. But if you’re looking for a less predictable vacation, then St Lucia, a rocky chunk of emerald green ringed by silver beaches, …

The Republican Dictionary

Abortion: a∙bor∙tion n. Decision old white men think they should make rather than the pregnant woman, her family and doctor<p>Budget: budg∙et n. Something nobody in Congress wants to make, but everyone wants to talk about<p>Constitution: Con∙sti∙tu∙tion n. The most important document our country has …

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate

WASHINGTON -- It’s easy to think that little will change if Republicans win the Senate. They won’t have a filibuster-proof majority. The place is a sinkhole of inaction. Democratic leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell are withered peas in a pod. Torpor will reign, right?<p>Wrong. …

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Democrats have already won the midterms (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Sally Kohn is an activist, columnist and television commentator. Follow her on Twitter @sallykohn. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, but by several measures, Democrats have already …

2004 all over again? Republicans eye election gains – but something’s holding them back

2004 was a big year for Republicans.<p>President George W. Bush scored a second term in the White House. The GOP maintained control of the House of Representatives. And significantly, Republicans picked up four seats in the Senate. The GOP bolstered a narrow 51-49 edge to a healthy 55-45 advantage …

10 People Who Will Face Pitchforks if Their Party Loses the Senate

One side is going to lose, the Democrats or the Republicans. Such is the nature of most American elections. And that means someone will get …

Surveys say Obama and Democrats hit lowest marks

As Democrats head into the last throes of the campaign season, the party and the president are facing some of their lowest favorability and approval ratings, respectively, according to two new surveys.<p>President Barack Obama hit his lowest point in the eyes of the public according to that poll, with …

The Biggest and Baddest Roller Coasters in the World

Thrill seekers everywhere flock to amusement parks and theme parks to find the scariest, stomach-turning rides on the planet. Though roller coasters aren't for the faint of heart, they do attract a number of different ages. Every year means an added inch or two closer to reaching a height …

6 Ways a Republican Congress Can Avoid the Mistakes of 1994 and 2010

We all know the drill: The GOP makes big gains on Capitol Hill, overreaches for two years, then loses the next presidential race.<p>In the past 20 years, Republicans have twice won big in midterm elections, in 1994 and 2010. They twice lost the next presidential election. It looks as if the party may …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

Incredible view while flying over the Andes Mountains in Chile. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature http://instagram.com/p/tV2IE3IMT0/

Mighty Malbec: From Forgotten Grape to International Fame

<i>by Madeline Blasberg, Wine Columnist for the Menuism Wine Blog</i><p>In a world populated by thousands of grape varieties, it's hard to point to one that delivers quite as well as Malbec.<p>Genetically speaking, Malbec is France's native son (where it is also known as <i>Côt</i> and <i>Auxxerois</i>). Its roots go back to …

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In Kansas Senate race, Pat Roberts tries to right his campaign

In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.<p>Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State University, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin came …

Obama: GOP immigration stance is political suicide

Republicans are committing political suicide and putting the support of an entire generation on the line by opposing an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, President Barack Obama said Thursday night.<p>"It's anybody's guess how Republicans are thinking about this," Obama said during a town hall event …

Senate math seems impossible to some Democrats

Four weeks away from the 2014 midterm elections and even some Democratic operatives struggle to imagine a scenario where they retain control of the U.S. Senate. The terrain and current momentum seem all but overwhelming and against them.<p>A new CNN/ORC poll out Thursday morning suggests a Republican …

What You Should Watch in October 2014

In theaters and on Netflix Streaming and VOD, straight from your couch<p><b>While September might have been</b> a relatively lean movie month, October will no doubt remedy that situation. With the summer now clearly in the rearview mirror, the multiplex promises to be a place full of award-baiting studio and …

Mysterious 'Magic Island' On Saturn Moon Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads (Again)

What could it be?!<p>Scientists once again are scratching their heads over a mysterious surface feature on the Saturn moon Titan that some are calling a "magic island."<p>The feature -- observed in a large sea on Titan known as Ligeia Mare -- was first spotted in images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …