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Morning Roundup: From The New York Times: A Jumble of Strong Feelings After Vote on a Troubled School In hopes of a...

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From The New York Times: A Jumble of Strong Feelings After Vote on a Troubled School
In hopes of a "turnaround," all of its faculty members at an underperforming high school in Rhode Island are fired. Slideshow here.

From CBS News: Obama Official Applauds Rhode Island Teacher Firings
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has applauded the move to fire every teacher at Rhode Island's Central Falls High School.

From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. Unified is sued over teacher layoffs at 3 low-performing schools
Suit seeks to prevent further teacher cuts at the campuses, already hard hit by budget-related layoffs, saying the students are not being well served.

From The New York Times: As U.S. Aid Grows, Oversight Is Urged for Charter Schools
Federal money has helped propel the growth in charter schools, but some experts say they need to be monitored better.

Photo of 7th-grader Concepciona Manuel-Flores, left, and eighth-grader Sharail Reed, who are parties to the lawsuit brought by their parents, the ACLU and others against L.A. Unified via Barbara Davidson at the Los Angeles Times.

via International Monetary Fund / Flickr and Streetsblog Denver / Flickr

Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made a dramatic speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In her address, she called for a public and private sector divestment from fossil fuel companies

"Immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels. We don't want these things done by 2050, or 2030 or even 2021 — we want this done now," she said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mocked the teenager on Thursday during a press briefing in Davos.

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Even though marathon running is on the decline, half a million people signed up to participate in the 2020 London Marathon. It seems wild that someone would voluntarily sign up to run 26.2 miles, but those half a million people might actually be on to something. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running a marathon can help reverse signs of aging.

Researchers at Barts and University College London looked at 138 first-time marathon runners between the ages of 21 and 69. "We wanted to look at novice athletes. We didn't include people who said they ran for more than two hours a week," Dr. Charlotte Manisty, the study's senior author and cardiologist at University College London, said per CNN.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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