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Health care is pivotal in 2004

The 2004 elections are a dramatic backdrop to the fight back against the Bush Medicare wrecking ball.

Does bilingualism make you smarter?

Dequwan Well, a first-grader in a dual-language school in San Bernardino, Calif., said that he “can have more friends” because he can speak two languages. Dequwan is even smarter than he realizes. Researchers have discovered that being bilingual may make children “smarter” than monolingual ones.

National Clips

OLYMPIA, Wash.: Ballot measure opposes nuclear waste dump / JEFFERSON, Wis.:Striking Tyson workers garner support / WASHINGTON: Poison the air and hop to Wal-Mart

Philly schools hurt by GOP schemes

News Analysis Even before George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, Philadelphia was being set up for school privatization and similar measures now encompassed in the federal law.

Black, Latino leaders hit voter remap bias

AUSTIN, Texas – A three-judge panel Jan. 6 upheld a districting plan conceived by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to add eight or more Republicans to the Texas congressional delegation.

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