Press Releases: Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting, Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Overseas Schools Advisory Council of the Department of State will hold its spring meeting on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in conference room 1482, in the Harry S. Truman Building at 2201 C Street NW, Washington DC. The meeting will last until approximately 12:00 p.m. and is open to the public with limited seating available.

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Final Act In This Year’s Farm Bill Fight Offers Food Stamps Recipients Brief Reprieve

With an artificial deadline threatening to undermine their campaign to cut food stamps, House conservatives tried on Thursday to force Senate Democrats to push the cutoff date for a farm bill compromise to the end of January. The rationale behind the …

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Senior monks defrocked

The former Phra Buddha Isara, now a defrocked layman, and other monks have been denied bail under laws meant to keep mafia-type figures from intimidating or harming possible witnesses. Six senior monks including well-known activist monk Phra Buddha Isara have been defrocked after they were denied bail in court, resulting in them being sent to jail following their arrest Thursday.

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WSJ: Tech Giants Are Heading Towards Monopoly Status

A new column the Wall Street Journal argues that companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are heading towards monopoly status in their respective industries. A Thursday column in the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Mims argues that several Silicon Valley giants are gaining monopoly-sized market shares in their respective industries. Mims explained that modern monopolies look much different than monopolies of the past. Mims cited the example of monopolist Andrew Carnegie using armed guards against his striking workers. One way todayÂ’s monopolists are different from the robber barons of old is that theyÂ’re not exactly ​behaving like, for example, Andrew…

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Plan to relocate Confederate statues in Lexington approved

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Fayette-Urban County Council Thursday approved a proposal to remove and relocate two Confederate statues from the position outside the Old Courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray announced the plan to relocate the statues of John C …

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Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, biga

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic Check out this story on yorkdispatch.com: In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York.

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Brother says Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz pointed rifle at him, mom

RELATED: Judge: Accused Parkland shooter’s brother, Zachary Cruz, allowed to move to Virginia after arrest Zachary Cruz told The Miami Herald in an interview published Thursday both incidents happened months before Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 14 students …

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Undercover videos prompt N.J. lawmakers’ investigation into teachers’ union

New Jersey lawmakers grilled teachers union officials Thursday, weeks after the release of undercover videos that appeared to show local union representatives bragging about their ability to preserve the jobs of teachers who abuse students or drugs.

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NJEA teachers union blasted by lawmakers over controversial videos

State lawmakers grilled leaders of New Jersey’s largest teachers union Thursday over hidden-camera videos appearing to show local union officials discussing protecting teachers accused of abusing students. They also implored state education officials to …

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