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NYC charter school power could grow if mayoral control law expires, old board structure returns
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NYC charter school power could grow if mayoral control law expires, old board structure returns

Charter school advocates may gain power if a law giving the mayor control over the schools expires and the old Board of Education structure returns.

ALBANY — Charter schools could seek to grab a bigger hold on the New York …

Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business
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Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business

“Slime is about the noise,” said Goldie Bronson, a Los Angeles fifth grader. “Most people like the noise.”

By slime, Goldie, 10, was referring to the sticky substance with a well-known heritage that includes the buckets of green stuff …

Why Professional Traders Now Have More Reason To Try Bitcoin
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Why Professional Traders Now Have More Reason To Try Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency trading just got a lot more appealing for professional traders.

Coinbase, the most well-known U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Monday announced margin trading on its institutional trading platform, Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX).

The service, available for bitcoin, Ethereum, and litecoin, …

Auston Matthews wins 2017 Calder Trophy
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Auston Matthews wins 2017 Calder Trophy

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Auston Matthews of San Ramon, California won the 2017 National Hockey League Calder Trophy on Wednesday. The award is presented to the National Hockey League rookie of the year.

It was an outstanding rookie season for Matthews. In …

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0
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Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, is challenged by New Zealand’s Michael Boxall during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal, at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday,… (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Cristiano …

Is Amazon too big?
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Is Amazon too big?

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:

Grocery shopping may never be the same, said Davey Alba at Wired. Amazon took a giant leap forward in its quest to become the "Everything Store" …

Apple Suddenly Confirms Three New iPhones
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Apple Suddenly Confirms Three New iPhones

There was no big build-up, no sign of the traditional hype that surrounds the launch of a new iPhone (the Store went down for a few hours) but today put all that pomp and ceremony aside and gave the world …

GOP senator on health care: “It depends on how you define ‘better’”
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GOP senator on health care: “It depends on how you define ‘better’”

Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks at a campaign stop at VFW Post 5951in Bossier City, La., Oct. 13, 2014

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) told reporters that his party’s health care plan is “much better …

Victims of San Francisco UPS shooting appear to have been targeted, police say
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Victims of San Francisco UPS shooting appear to have been targeted, police say

The three people who were shot and killed at a San Francisco UPS facility last week appeared to have been targeted, police announced Friday.

The shooter, identified by police as 38-year-old UPS employee Jimmy Lam, said nothing and gave no …

Minnesota police officer’s brutal arrest of driver was ‘disturbing’, ACLU says
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Minnesota police officer’s brutal arrest of driver was ‘disturbing’, ACLU says

Minnesota police officer accused of ‘brutality’ by ACLU

A Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a “disturbing and completely unnecessary” example of an excessive use …