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Big News Of The Day (May 8)

So to speak...

Obama takes US auto industry to task, offers help Detroit Free Press
He said he would add funding to help with the No Child Left Behind school accountability law, increase block grant funding to cities and organize nonprofits to build “innovative mixed-income housing.”

Teen arrested for essay is reinstated MSNBC.com
A high school senior arrested for writing a violent essay for an English class can return to school and will be allowed to graduate with his class, his attorney says.

To raise an alarm, use cellphones? Christian Science Monitor
Colleges weigh text messaging as a tool to warn students of danger, in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.

50 Years Later, Little Rock Can’t Escape Race NYT
An Arkansas school district is still riven by racial conflict, and some question how much progress has been made.

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