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11:03 am
Mon July 27, 2015

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

Rosie The Assistant Principal?
LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 6:50 pm

It's been a theory of mine that the assistant principal has the toughest job in education.

I got that idea a long time ago, when I was a student teacher at a middle school.

It seemed the assistant principal's job goes something like this:

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The Two-Way
10:39 am
Mon July 27, 2015

A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

A screen shot of a video that shows a lion-like animal walking across a lawn in Milwaukee.
CBS 58

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 11:53 am

For a week, police had been receiving reports of a "lion-like" animal roaming the streets of Milwaukee.

Early last week, a resident even caught video of the creature. The cellphone footage showed what looked like a big, wild cat walking across a lawn:

The sightings increased as the week went by, and the police department closed streets and deployed teams of police officers and conservation officials. NBC News reports:

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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Mon July 27, 2015

In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

President Obama and his delegation stand Monday during a welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Tiksa Negeri Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:24 pm

Kicking off a two-day trip to Ethiopia, President Obama called on the country to end its crackdown on journalists and to be more open politically.

Obama spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Around the Nation
7:43 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Free Speech Lawsuit Centers On Health Warnings On Soda

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:11 am

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Around the Nation
7:36 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:11 am

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It's All Politics
6:51 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

A supporter waves a Cuban flag in front of the country's embassy after it reopened for the first time in 54 years on July 20 in Washington, D.C. The embassy was closed in 1961 when U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower severed diplomatic ties with the island nation after Fidel Castro took power in a communist revolution.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 11:51 am

The Cuban flag is flying over the Cuban Embassy in the United States for the first time in 54 years after the two countries restored diplomatic relations in December, but not everyone is celebrating the renewed flow of mojitos from the embassy's Hemingway Bar.

Presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who both call the heavily Cuban-American Miami area home, denounced last Monday's new step in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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The Two-Way
6:41 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22-Year-Old Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dies

Singer Whitney Houston and daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at a 2011 event in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Dan Steinberg AP

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 10:32 am

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late pop icon Whitney Houston, died on Sunday.

Brown, who grew up in the shadow of fame and dysfunction, had spent months at a Georgia hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home.

The Associated Press reports:

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All Tech Considered
6:08 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

A security gap on Android, the most popular smartphone operating system, was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:17 pm

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the phone's number.

Just A Text

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Monkey See
6:03 am
Mon July 27, 2015

The Giant Foam Finger: Sports Hatred

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles during a game against the New York Knicks on Oct. 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jason Miller Getty Images

A couple weeks ago, Code Switch blogger Gene Demby and I sat down to reflect on a decade-old sports moment — a single play in a single game — and describe how it affected us as rival fans of the teams involved. In this second episode of the series we're calling The Giant Foam Finger, the two of us tackle a far unwieldier subject: hatred.

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Turkey Launches Bombing Campaign Against ISIS, PKK Bases

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 6:18 pm

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