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NYT: Harry C. McPherson Jr., Counse

Harry C. McPherson Jr., an influential White House counsel and speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969 and the author of a classic insider’s memoir on Washington-style politics, died on Thursday in Bethesda, Md. He was 82. His death was from complications of cancer, his wife, Mary Patricia McPherson, said.

News from The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt plans to sell up to 2.4 million shares of stock currently worth nearly $1.5 billion. Schmidt, now Google’s executive chairman, intends to stagger the sales of the stock over a one-year period. Google disclosed Schmidt’s plans in a Friday regulatory filing.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

In an effort to put students first and make New York a national leader in holding teachers accountable for student achievement, Governor Cuomo, New York State Education Commissioner John King, and New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi announced a groundbreaking agreement on a new statewide evaluation system.

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Big Brother is Watching: The Reality Show You Didn’t Audition For by Amy Dillard :: SSRN

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51 Keywords: Open fields, Fourth Amendment, right to privacy, video surveillance, marijuana Dillard, Amy, Big Brother is Watching: The Reality Show You Didn’t Audition For (January 12, 2012). Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 63, p. 461, 2011; University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No.

Alleged Suicide Bomber Arrested in D.C.

The FBI has arrested a man who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack in Washington, but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives all along, according to NBC News. The man, said by law enforcement officials to be from Morocco and in his early 30s, was arrested Friday morning after he put on what he thought was a vest containing explosives.

The Pulitzer Prizes | A Boy Who Was ‘Like a Flower’

BAGHDAD, March 30 — On a cold, concrete slab, a mosque caretaker washed the body of 14-year-old Arkan Daif for the last time. With a cotton swab dipped in water, he ran his hand across Daif’s olive corpse, dead for three hours but still glowing with life.

4 Times Journalists Held in Libya Faced Brutality

“They’re in the city!” the driver shouted at us. “They’re in the city!” Lynsey and Steve had worried that government soldiers might encircle the town, trapping us, but Tyler and Anthony discounted it.

Democrats Walk Out of Tense Hearing on Contraception (Video)

Feb 16 2012, 12:13 PM ET After a clash over the exclusion of women from a panel on birth control, three representatives march out in boycott. Three Democrats stalked out of a hearing on Capitol Hill today over disagreements about the slant and composition of a hearing on birth control and religion.

Smartphone apps dial up privacy worries – latimes.com

A new furor has erupted over digital privacy concerns following disclosures that Twitter Inc. and other social networking companies are reaching into people’s smartphones and retrieving their personal contact information without getting explicit permission.

Is Super PACs’ Influence on the 2012 Presidential Election Overhyped?

Fear is growing that well-funded super PACs will dominate the general election in the fall. After all, these nominally independent organizations can take unlimited corporate money and run negative advertisements without restriction as a result of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

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Exclusive: Yahoo Asia Deal Talks Off for Now

February 14, 2012 at 10:10 am PT According to sources close to the situation, the discussions between Yahoo and its Asian partners have hit a potentially deal-breaking impasse over the efficacy of the centerpiece of the complex negotiation – a cash-rich split-off.

Pushing past mediocrity in the classroom

By Lisa Guernsey and Susan Ochshorn By Lisa Guernsey and Susan Ochshorn Teacher wars are raging across the nation. One side blasts the “bad” teachers, waving around student test-score data and demanding accountability. On the other side are teachers: Defensive, closing the doors to their classrooms – and to the promise of improving their practice.

Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Snowflakes by Matthias Lenke | Colossal

German photographer Matthias Lenke captured these wonderful macro shots of individual snowflakes yesterday. See more over on Flickr.

 

Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice in America

A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic-the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens.

Mitt Romney Misquoted Thomas Paine In Victory Speech

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Twitter users beware: Homeland Security isn’t laughing

Planning to make a joke on Twitter about bombing something? You might want to reconsider: according to a report from Britain, two British tourists were detained and then denied entry into the U.S. recently after they joked about destroying America and digging up Marilyn Monroe.

How long do you expect to live?

To just what age do you expect to live? You haven’t thought about it? I bet you have.

 

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