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5 HOURS AGO - Chicago Tribune

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New Chicago schools chief calls for teacher concessions

New Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Tuesday repeated the district's plea for help from the state and said he is preparing a budget that will "buy time" until a deal can be reached.

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AUG 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Greek Stocks Plummet After Five-Week Shutdown

ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Greece's stock market suffered heavy losses on Monday, plunging nearly 23 percent at the open before recovering slightly, after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. One fund manager described it as "herd behavior" and said few people were buying. The main Athens stock ...

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AUG 02, 2015 - Business Insider

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The GOP civil war has quietly exploded back into the open — and it could get nastier than ever

For a 56th birthday present to himself, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) took perhaps the most aggressive step yet against the Republican Party's establishment. It marked perhaps the most bombastic challenge to Boehner's leadership, and another point at which long-simmering tensions within the Republican caucus have exploded out into the open. Meadows introduced a resolution on Tuesday that aims to force ...

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AUG 01, 2015 - Investors Business Daily

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GOP: 'We passed the most sweeping pro-life legislation in history'

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gives the Republican Party's Weekly RemarksToday I'd like to share with you some good news about the progress that Congress is making for every American. From the start, our focus has been your priorities. So instead of top-down bureaucrats picking winners and losers, our goal is an opportunity economy built on good-paying jobs and the freedom ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - Business Insider

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Congress is using smoke and mirrors to fund the highway spending bill

Congress is once again using smoke and mirrors to avoid raising a spending limit. This time, the accounting gimmicks are to fund a short-term extension of the federal transportation program and a longer-term version. As members rushed to clear out of town for a long August recess, the House voted 385 to 34 on Wednesday to extend spending authority for ...

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