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Morning Roundup: From The New York Times: Foreign Languages Fade in Class-Except Chinese As thousands of public schools have...


Morning Roundup:From The New York Times: Foreign Languages Fade in Class-Except Chinese
As thousands of public schools have dropped foreign languages, others are offering Chinese with the help of the Chinese government.
From The New York Times: Annual Poll of Freshmen Shows Effect of Recession
The recession hit this year's college freshmen hard, affecting how they chose a school as well as their ability to pay for it, according to an annual nationwide survey released Thursday. Students were more likely than previous freshmen to have a parent who was unemployed and less likely to have found a job that might help pay for college. The number of students taking out loans was at its highest in nine years, at 53.3 percent.\n
From the Los Angeles Times: At home or in school, California students face harder times, survey finds
Statewide poll of principals reveals an increase in cutbacks and layoffs at schools, and unemployment and homelessness among families.
From NYT's Laugh Lines Blog: People Robbing Banks
From "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday night: You can tell the president is losing some of his popularity. Today, Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited elementary school kids in Virginia. And the kids were like: "Oh, my gosh. It's Arne Duncan! It's Arne Duncan, look! Can I have your autograph? It's Arne Duncan!"
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The head of the 1,100-member Federal Judges Association on Monday called an emergency meeting amid concerns over President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr's use of the power of the Justice Department for political purposes, such as protecting a long-time friend and confidant of the president.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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Two people had the nerve to laugh and smirk at a DUI murder sentencing in Judge Qiana Lillard's courtroom and she took swift action.

Lillard heard giggles coming from the family of Amanda Kosal, 25, who admitted to being drunk when she slammed into an SUV, killing Jerome Zirker, 31, and severely injuring his fiance, Brittany Johnson, 31.

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