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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again  |   

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties  |   

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery  |   

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics  |   

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters  |   

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.

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