The Two-Way
6:05 am
Wed July 30, 2014

U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:52 am

The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. economy today: Rebounding from a quarter of negative growth, Commerce said the country's gross domestic product expanded at a 4 percent annual rate during the second quarter.

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The Two-Way
5:14 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

A Palestinian girl cries while receiving treatment for her injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya on Wednesday.
Khalil Hamra AP

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:31 am

As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a school run by the United Nations in Gaza, this morning.

In a message on Twitter, Pierre Krähenbühl, the commissioner-general of UNRWA, which is responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees, blamed the attack on the Israeli military.

"Children, women and men killed & injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected," Krähenbühl said, referring to the fact that the school was being used as a shelter. "They were not. Intolerable."

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NPR Ed
5:03 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

StudentsFirst Founder and CEO Michelle Rhee.
Jeff Chiu AP

In Vergara v. California, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students because they are more likely to end up with "grossly ineffective" teachers. The case focused on three areas: tenure, cumbersome dismissal policies and seniority-based lay-offs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that several relevant state laws violated students' right to an education as spelled out in California's Constitution. Teachers unions have appealed.

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The Two-Way
4:20 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA

Water cascades down a stairway to a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavlion, home of UCLA basketball.
Paul Phootrakul AP

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 5:21 am

A 90-year-old water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, spilling 8 to 10 million gallons of water.

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Europe
3:09 am
Wed July 30, 2014

France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:58 am

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Sports
3:01 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:55 am

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Sports
2:58 am
Wed July 30, 2014

NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 5:07 am

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U.S.
2:56 am
Wed July 30, 2014

During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:58 am

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Middle East
2:30 am
Wed July 30, 2014

After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 5:07 am

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Health
1:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

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