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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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America’s Kids Don’t Know Much About Geography

American schoolchildren may know their way around their smartphones and PC's, but they know next to nothing about geography, and educators are alarmed.

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New ‘Dyslexie’ Font Created to Help Dyslexia Sufferers [VIDEO]

Dyslexia sufferers have a tough time with basic reading– the learning disability actually causes those afflicted to view words differently than the rest of us. They sometimes see letters flipped upside down, mirrored or even rearranged within a word.

A new typeface called Dyslexie is trying to change all that. Created by Netherlands designer Christian Boer, it thickens the bottom of some letters and slants others in an effort to make texts easier for dyslexics to read.

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California Public Schools Now Required to Teach Gay History

Under a bill signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown, California public schools will be required to teach the contributions of gay, lesbian,  bisexual and transgender Americans, starting January 1.

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What? John Lennon a Republican?

If his personal assistant is to be believed, the Beatles founder famous for supporting leftist causes was in reality a closet Republican.  John Lennon’s assistant says at the time of his death in 1980, Lennon was embarrassed to admit he was so radical when he was young.

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Houston Lawyer Sues Daughter’s Cyber-Bullies, And Wins In Court

Here's a sure fire way to get a cyber-bully's attention.  Sue them for defamation.  That's what a Houston lawyer has done.  He sued the school girls who posted a nasty video about his daughter on Facebook.  It worked.

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Which State Has the Most Politicians With College Degrees?

How can a state with so many smart people in charge have so many financial problems?

Nearly 90 percent of all legislators in California have a bachelor's degree or higher, the highest percentage of any state legislature in the US. Of course, considering the well-known money issues plaguing the state, maybe it's time voters elect someone who majored in economics.

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Small College Bans National Anthem – Again

A small pacifist college in Indiana has decided to return to its long standing tradition of not playing or singing the National Anthem at sporting events.

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