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Monday, February 14, 2011

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  • Obama Releases $3.7 Trillion Budget For 2012
    President Obama has unveiled a budget plan that aims to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade. But that would still leave $1 trillion deficit for fiscal year 2012.
  • Congress Reacts To Obama's Proposed Budget
    President Obama's budget fell on Capitol Hill with a hard thud. In these cash-strapped times, just about everyone agrees some budget-cutting is needed, so few lawmakers are standing up to cheer for his spending plan. Generally though, Democrats agreed with its priorities, and Republicans, especially those in charge of the House, did not.
  • Remembering Pioneering Educator Harriett Ball
    Harriett Ball was a public school teacher who made learning contagious by setting it to a rhythm. Her classroom techniques were the inspiration for the first KIPP charter school. She died earlier this month at the age of 64. Tracy McDaniel, principal of KIPP Reach College Preparatory in Oklahoma City, remembers Ball.
  • Web Users Push For More Privacy
    Two bills were introduced last week pushing for stronger privacy protections online. At the same time, Web browsers are rolling out new features to give consumers more control over what advertisers know about you. Julia Angwin, a technology editor at the Wall Street Journal, offers her insight.
  • Ken And Barbie Update Their Status
    After seven years of just being friends, Ken and Barbie have reunited. And as he turns 50, Ken is hard at work tweeting, updating his Facebook page and even using Foursquare to let people know what they're up to.
  • In Bahrain, Protesters Declare 'Day Of Rage'
    In the latest effort to capture the momentum from Tunis and Cairo, demonstrators in Bahrain declared Monday a "day of rage." Security forces broke up several, but not all rallies. The king sought to calm the protests by promising every household some $2,000 in state benefits.
  • Anti-Government Protests Spread To Iran, Yemen
    Egypt's anti-government uprising continues to inspire protesters throughout the region, as thousands marched in Yemen and Iran on Monday.
  • On The Front Lines In Somalia
    African Union troops have spent more than three years battling Islamist insurgents in Mogadishu, Somalia. The troops, most of them from Uganda, are trying to seize control of Mogadishu.
  • Ask For A Raise? Most Women Hesitate
    In the face of a persistent gender pay gap, researchers are focusing on this: Women don't ask for more money. When they try, it often backfires. A series of new efforts seek to coach women on the art of successful negotiating. There's even a Girl Scout badge to encourage girls to ask for more.
  • Don't Deface Wikipedia Pages, Justin Bieber People. It's Not Dignified.
    When Esperanza Spalding beat out several more famous artists for the Best New Artist Grammy Award on Sunday night, Justin Bieber fans were not pleased, and they took their feelings out on Wikipedia.

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