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A History Of The Department Of Education

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The White House is considering a massive reorganization of the federal government with a particular focus on agencies that deal with food, social services and education. The plan was announced on Thursday. And one part that stood out to us was the proposal to merge the Department of Education with the Labor Department to focus on ...

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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies At 89

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Donald Hall, former poet laureate of the United States, author of numerous poetry books, poses on June 13, 2006, in the barn of the 200-year-old Wilmot farm that has been in his family for four generations. Hall died on Saturday at age 89.

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Department Of Homeland Security Releases Plan To Reunify Families

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Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is using the tent facility to house immigrant children separated from their parents.

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Grenade Attack Tears Through Rally For Ethiopian Prime Minister

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Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries.

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The Hypocrisy Of Eating At Mexican Restaurants

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, pictured above at the White House daily briefing on Monday, was heckled inside a Mexican restaurant.

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Sarah Sanders Joins List Of Top Trump Aides Confronted At Restaurants

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday in a tweet that she was asked to leave The Red Hen Restaurant in downtown Lexington, Va., because she works for President Trump.

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Protests Erupt In Spain As Men Held In ‘Wolf Pack’ Sex Assault Get Bail

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Demonstrators shout slogans Friday in Madrid, a day after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival.

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Talks Between South Sudan Leaders Find No Appetite For Concessions

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, met for peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths Of 13 Bald Eagles In Maryland

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A bald eagle flies over its nest in Middle River, Md., in 2009.

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This Jacket Caused A Racket: What, Exactly, Does Melania Trump Not Care About?

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First lady Melania Trump leaves Joint Base Andrews in Maryland wearing a jacket with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE. DO U?” after her visit Thursday with migrant children who are being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Keystone Virus Makes Jump From Mosquitoes To Human For First Time

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A Miami-Dade County mosquito control worker sprays around a home in August 2016 in the Wynwood area of Miami. A University of Florida study recently identified the first known human case of the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.

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Trump’s Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

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Central American immigrants depart ICE custody, pending future immigration court hearings on June 11, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

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