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World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Havana

Sep 2, 2014 — In The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein chronicles the history of the profession and current topics like tenure. She says the idea that teachers can help fight poverty has existed since the 19th century.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Steven Sotloff, who was was kidnapped a year ago in Syria, appears to have been beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.
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Sep 2, 2014 — The instrumental hip-hop band's third record is their first of completely original material.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Once again, we'll be seeing big movies and awards contenders, small movies, offbeat strivers, and lots more as we hunker down for a week of new films.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.
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Sep 2, 2014 — "The music that I make can be related to anybody all over the world," Sinkane's Ahmed Gallab says of his uprooted life, which informs a masterful blend of R&B, shoegaze, African and country music.
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Sep 2, 2014 — The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff's mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Hemp remains a controlled substance, according to the federal government. Still, some farmers are willing to take the risk.
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Sep 2, 2014 — The majority of the young men have been caught, but a few are still missing from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.
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Sep 2, 2014 — A member of the Islamic extremist group says Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in the strike in Somalia last night.
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