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  • School reforms, Rhee in limbo after D.C. vote

    Michelle A. Rhee wasn't on the ballot in Tuesday's primary, but the hard-charging D.C. schools chancellor - and the cause of overhauling one of the nation's most troubled public school systems - took a major hit when the votes were counted.

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  • Given recent storm activity, Northern California could see "scattered and intermittent" episodes, said Peter Murphy, a marine debris expert at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which recently received a $5 million donation from Japan to track and remove tsunami debris.

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  • Mr. Murphy said the D.C. and New York results "could be a call to arms" and demonstrate that politics and education reform are "inextricably linked."

    School reforms, Rhee in limbo after D.C. vote →

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