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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - FL: Youth

A penny will mean more today than usual in Tallahassee, as the Florida Education Association (FEA) uses a novel idea to make its case for the one-cent sales tax it is proposing to shore up ailing school budgets. One penny for each public school student in Florida - that's 2.6 million pennies, in al

Parents, teachers and administrators are rallying in Orlando Saturday to bring attention to the financial challenges mounting against Florida's public schools. Their campaign, Make Our Schools a Priority, launches as the legislature prepares to consider the fifth budget cut in two years for the scho

As many as one in three Florida children end up behind bars. This statistic and others are cited in a new report by the Children's Defense Fund. Looking to young people who have beaten the odds for possible ways to stop this "cradle to prison pipeline" is the purpose of a summit taking place this we

Fixing Florida's economy should require fixing health care, according to a report just released by the nonprofit organization Health Care for America Now. The report calls for national health care reform, to stop the spiraling costs it says are bankrupting businesses, busting state budgets and blowi

In what’s being called the largest expansion of children’s health care coverage in a dozen years, the U.S. House voted to extend the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing insurance to 11 million children, including more than 4 million currently uninsured. With

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

The publication Education Week has ranked Florida schools tenth in the nation on its annual report card, up from 31st just three years ago. The newspaper gives the state a "B-minus" overall, with high marks for setting standards, testing, and teacher qualifications. Mark Pudlow, spokesperson for

The special legislative session called to deal with the $2.3 billion hole in the Florida state budget begins today, but a cigarette tax hike won't be discussed. In a partisan split, Republican leadership chose instead to focus on spending cuts, hiking court fees and transferring money from the state

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