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The Two-Way
3:35 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Conservative Think Tank Study Finds Teachers Are 'Overpaid'

A new study tries to answer the age-old question: Are teachers underpaid?

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The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think thank in Washington, D.C., is causing waves with a study (pdf) it released today that found teachers are overcompensated in comparison to "similarly educated and experienced private-sector workers."

The organization said it took a "comprehensive" look at teacher's salaries and tried to take into account what it says are unique areas of compensation for teachers, including generous pension plans and better job security.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:56 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Obama: 'Fit For Duty' And Smoker No More

A relaxed and fit President Obama meets with senior advisers at the White House in early July.

Pete Souza The White House

All middle-aged men should be so healthy.

A summary of the results from President Obama's latest physical were released yesterday, and he's looking good. Very good.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman, the president's doctor, declared him "fit for duty."

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Shots - Health Blog
2:34 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

CDC: Time To Curb 'Shocking' Epidemic Of Narcotics Overdoses

Originally published on Tue November 1, 2011 3:14 pm

Federal officials say they're making headway in their push to stem abuse of addictive painkillers. Still, they say, U.S. doctors are prescribing enough narcotics to medicate every American around the clock for a month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drug overdoses may soon overtake car crashes as the nation's leading cause of fatal injury.

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The Two-Way
1:43 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

House To Vote On Reaffirmation Of 'In God We Trust' Motto

The words "In God We Trust" are seen on U.S. currency.

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The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote on a reaffirmation of "In God We Trust" as the country's official motto, today. The bill would also encourage public buildings to include the motto in their architecture.

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Law
1:40 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Inmates May Be Freed By Crack Cocaine Case Review

Originally published on Tue November 1, 2011 3:07 pm

Across the country on Tuesday, federal judges began reviewing the prison sentences of thousands of men and women jailed on crack cocaine charges. Many inmates could be released or see their sentences sharply reduced.

Congress voted last year to ease federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine. But a decision this summer to revisit old drug cases has sparked new controversy.

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