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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Obama to Louisiana—'You’re Not Alone in This, Even After the TV Cameras Leave’

Today in 5 Lines President Obama visited Louisiana to tour neighborhoods hit with historic flooding that displaced thousands of residents and claimed the lives of at least 17 people. A federal court said that Ohio has the right to get … Continue reading

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The Twenty Years’ War

Exactly two decades ago, on August 23, 1996, Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. At the time, few people paid much attention. But it was the start of what’s now the Twenty Years’ War between the United … Continue reading

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Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

Google has released Android 7.0, codenamed Nougat. The new version of its mobile operating system allows two apps to be run on the same screen at once, and makes it possible for devices to handle more complex 3D graphics. For … Continue reading

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Department of Education Releases New Public Service Loan Forgiveness Application Data

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) today posted a series of updates to its Data Center, a collection of key performance data on the student loan portfolio. For the first time, the Data Center will … Continue reading

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Will the G20 Spur Post-Paris Climate Action? 3 Signs to Look For

The G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, this September brings together leaders of the world’s largest economies for the first such gathering since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate. G20 Leaders Summits traditionally focus on economic growth and financial stability, but … Continue reading

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At the end of this month 70 years will have passed since the publication of a magazine story hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written. Headlined simply Hiroshima, the 30,000-word article by John Hersey had a … Continue reading

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Announcing the New Pay for Success Competition for Early Learning

Expanding access to high quality early learning is one of the smartest investments we can make, but we should – and can – do more. Here at the U.S. Department of Education, we’re committed to helping ensure that all children … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Louisiana Flooding Measured from Space

Intense rainfall is causing widespread and disastrous flooding in parts of Louisiana, and new measurements from a NASA satellite illustrate just how much precipitation has accumulated in this region of the Southern United States. The animation depicts rainfall totals every … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Announces New Pay for Success Grant Competition for Preschool

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the availability of $2.8 million for a Preschool Pay for Success grant competition for state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand and improve early … Continue reading

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$7 Million in Grants Awarded to Seven States to Improve Training Systems to Help Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $7 million in grants to seven states to help recruit and train teachers, principals and other personnel to provide quality education for children with disabilities. States receiving grants are: Colorado, … Continue reading

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