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Florida education chief resigns after fixing charter school grades for GOP donor

Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett resigned on Thursday after he was accused of changing a grading system while serving as Indiana school superintendent so that a Republican donor’s charter school would not receive bad marks, according to The Miami Herald. An Associated Press report earlier this week found that…

Hollywood stars pressure action on gun violence

Hollywood celebrities and children of slain Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy joined shooting victims Wednesday in demanding tougher action from US lawmakers on reducing gun violence. Comedian Chris Rock, aging Grammy-winner Tony Bennett and actress Amanda Peet brought their starpower to Congress to press for legislation that…

Singer Tony Bennett calls for legalizing drugs

In a speech reacting to the death of Whitney Houston, legendary singer Tony Bennett urged the U.S. government to legalize drugs once and for all. Bennett’s comments came at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party where Houston was found dead a few hours before. “First it was Michael Jackson, then it…

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