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Texas governor candidate Davis announces education plan

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis made the first policy announcement of her campaign Thursday, offering proposals aimed at luring new public school teachers with guaranteed college admission, teaching jobs and loan forgiveness. The Fort Worth state senator and presumptive Democratic nominee…

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Obama announces ‘Promise Zones’ in 5 poor areas

A year after promising to direct federal attention and support to needy areas across the country, President Obama said Thursday that the government would begin helping five economically hard-hit communities fight poverty and assist children. In a ceremony in the East…

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Kanas says De Blasio’s higher taxes won’t damage NYC

New York City’s richest residents may have to meet Mayor Bill De Blasio’s demand for higher taxes to fund early-childhood education programs, said BankUnited (BKU) Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Kanas. “If wealthy New Yorkers have to kick in a little bit of money so…

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