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Morning Roundup: From the Los Angeles Times: Tennessee, Delaware win education grants California finishes 27th among 41...


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From the Los Angeles Times: Tennessee, Delaware win education grants
California finishes 27th among 41 applicants for millions in funding, losing points because only 56% of school districts agreed to participate.

From The New York Times: 9 Teenagers Are Charged After Classmate's Suicide
Felony indictments are a sharp legal response to the problem of adolescent bullying.

From The Washington Post: U.S. prep schools push to recruit foreign students
A bad economy at home has schools looking to Asian powers for tuition.

Photo of a rally in Florida via Step Up For Students, a group that gives low-income students tax credit scholarships.

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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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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