Daphne Vantine

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The real problem with US Common Core: it further outsources education

There's a pretty good chance that up until last week, you'd never heard of the Common Core national standards and curriculum. That changed recently when New York State became the largest state thus far to see a sharp reversal in the adoption of the standards. A bipartisan group of legislators …

Record number of educated women are 'marrying down'

A record number of American women are “marrying down,” tying the knot with a husband who is less educated than they are, according to a new study.<p>Nearly 21% of married women in 2012 were better educated than their spouses, a threefold jump from 1960, according to the Pew Research Center. By …

Record number of U.S. wives more educated than their husbands: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record number of wives in the United States are more educated than their husbands, as the rate of college-educated women grows, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>An elderly couple looks out at the ocean as they sit on a park bench in La Jolla, California November 13, 2013. …

Gov. Cuomo Announces State Funding for College Education in Prison

New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that NYS will fund college for prisoners. He hopes that this will give those serving time in prison an opportunity to obtain a college degree which in turn will help end the cycle of recidivism. According to Cuomo since 2007, the NYS Department of …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Once Again, Nebraska Is the Biggest Hurdle for the Keystone Pipeline

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Wednesday a Nebraska judge threw out a state law that gave it's governor, Dave Heineman, the …

The new 'drug talk': Parents in legal pot states rethink message - TODAY.com

Ed Andrieski / Today<p>In Washington state and Colorado, parents are coming up with new ways to talk with their kids about pot, now that it's legal.<p>In retrospect, former first lady Nancy Reagan made the parental “pot talk” a bit easier with her "Just Say No" anti-drug message of the 1980s.<p>But now that …

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House Republicans: No "Special Path" to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants (Except for DREAMers)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.—<i>ThinkProgress</i>'s Igor Volsky and immigration writer David Leopold scooped everyone and obtained the House GOP's statement of principles …

US says Russia may have violated nuclear arms control treaty

The US government is reviewing whether Russia has broken a nuclear arms control treaty, and has warned its Nato allies of Russia’s alleged testing of a new cruise missile.<p>State department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday US officials do not yet regard the treaty in question, which …

Feds to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev

The Justice Department has notified a federal judge that it intends to seek the death penalty if a jury convicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for last April’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.<p>Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges that he and his brother built and planted two pressure-cooker bombs that …

$99 23andMe DNA Test Could Predict Your Entire Health Future

Our current health care system is built around reaction: doctors wait for patients to fall ill and only then find a way to heal them. But what if, …

A health industry expert on ‘the fundamental problem with Obamacare’

<i>Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a policy and marketplace consulting firm where he works closely with many in the heath industry as they try to navigate the Affordable Care Act. He's also the author of the excellent Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review</i> …

A New War on Poverty

The old one has totally failed — we need a new one that encourages work and opportunity.<p>Examples of the failures of government, large and small, are …

U.S. Foreign Aid Group May Ignore Its Own Rules and Give Cash to Corrupt Regimes

A U.S. government-funded foreign aid organization is considering sending hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to countries whose flawed, corrupt …

Migrants send £255billion home to their families compared to £77 billion foreign aid, World Bank study reveals

• <b>The figure will likely surpass £308 billion ($500 billion) by 2016</b>• <b><br>Remittance almost four times more important to than official foreign aid</b><p>By<p>Money …

How the foreign aid industry demeans Africa

The Norwegian students’ group which last year came out with the brilliant ‘Africa for Norway’ spoof video has again released a hilarious film lampooning the aid industry for the stereotypes they perpetuate.<p>The video makes a serious point. That the aid industry uses pictures of starving babies to …

Buy That Engagement Ring Now: The Coming Supply Squeeze In Diamonds

Couples thinking about getting married someday might want to consider way-in-advance planning for the ring. Diamond prices will not be getting any cheaper and might even soar in about four years.<p>That’s when existing diamond mines will start to tap out and producers won’t be able to fully replace …

In Europe, A Sense Of Shock And Betrayal Over American Spying

The furor provoked by revelations that the American government has for years monitored the private communications of its allies showed no signs of abating this week as European leaders issued harsh condemnations while demanding a full explanation.<p>“Spying is not acceptable,” German Chancellor Angela …

New, Virulent Strain Of HIV Discovered In Russia: Scientists

Scientists in Siberia say they've discovered a new and extremely virulent strain of HIV in Russia.<p>Announcing their discovery on Oct. 16, researchers at Novosibirk's Koltsovo science city say the HIV subtype, known as 02_AG/A, may be the most virulent form of HIV in the country.<p>In a report in the …

Iran gives Russia copy of US ScanEagle drone as proof of mass production

Iran has given Russia a copy of a US spy drone as proof that its elite forces have reverse-engineered and mass produced the American unmanned aerial vehicle they claim to have captured a year ago.<p>Iranian media reported yesterday that the copy of the ScanEagle drone was provided to Russia on the …

Russia begins supplying arms to Iraq - Russia Beyond

Russia has begun supplying arms to Iraq, the counselor of the prime minister of Iraq, Ali al-Musawi, announced to Russia TV Channel on Oct. 21. These deliveries are part of the contract that was signed back in 2012.<p>The counselor stated that the contract provides mainly for the supply of weapons to …

Russia: the dwindling employees of the big state | Financial Times

Who wants to work for Putin? Fewer and fewer people, according to Russian statistics.<p>From 2000 to 2011, the number of people employed by state and …

US has lost all credibility in the Middle East, says John McCain

President Barack Obama's failure to act amid spiralling violence in Egypt has led the US to lose all credibility in the Middle East, senator John McCain said Sunday.<p>The former presidential rival and influential Republican foreign policy voice said Barack Obama's failure to follow through on a …

VC Explains The Advantages Of New York City Over San Francisco

GGV Capital venture capital associate Andy Manoske laid out the advantages in a post on Quora, reprinted below with permission:<p>With regards to venture capital/startup economics and not nightlife, quality of restaurants, and the existence of an actually-functional public transportation system (even …

The price of oil: It's bad news for the Middle East | Business & Economy

The oil markets are feverish again because of events in Syria, Egypt and Libya. There is talk of $150 per barrel and dire predictions about what that all means for the future.<p>But let's take all that with a pinch of salt. First, because markets are uncaring beasts and if past experience is anything …

Rwanda rail project on track to bridge Africa's economic divide

Hundreds of lorries trundle through the Rwanda-Tanzania border every hour, damaging Rwanda's narrow hilly roads. A $13.5bn (£8.4bn) railway project linking the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, cannot come soon enough for Silas Lwakabamba, Rwanda's minister of …

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America’s influence in the Middle East has fallen: Top 10 reasons.

By most assessments, U.S. influence in the Middle East has dramatically declined since the Arab uprisings began in January 2011. Critics have blamed …