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Voters Not Confident in America's Public Schools

According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, most voters don't think too highly of U.S. public schools and many believe political correctness trumps accuracy in America's textbooks.

Only 26 percent of voters say American public education is good or excellent, while 72 percent rate it as fair or poor. Sixty-one percent of voters also believe textbooks are far more concerned with reporting issues in a politically correct manner than actually providing accurate information. Only18 percent believe textbooks are more concerned with accurately providing information.

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New Lucky Charms Marshmallows Celebrate Gay Rights

Here, have some politics with your cereal.

Last week General Mills launched a new diversity campaign called #LuckyToBe, and it will be centered around its incredibly popular Lucky Charms cereal.

According to the Washington Times,a press release sent to GLAAD said the campaign is celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows If youre lucky enough to be different, were celebrating you.

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Florida Chamber Names 2013 Distinguished Advocates Recipients

The Florida Legislature named 29 legislators as 2013 Distinguished Advocates on Tuesday, honoring them for championing the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Florida Business Agenda. Each year, the Florida Chamber names Distinguished Advocates who go "above and beyond" in advocating pro-jobs legislation to make Florida a more competitive state.

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Rick Scott Signs Bill Expanding Charter School Options

Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a bill expanding high-quality charter school options in Florida.House Bill 7009sets out to increase both transparency and accountability within the charter community, while still providing flexibility, especially for high-performing charter schools around the state.

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NSA Leak More of a Problem, Less of a Scandal

Although the Obama administration has several scandals swirling over its head, American voters see the National Security Agency surveillance leak as more of a problem rather than a scandal. According to a new Rasmussen poll, the NSA leak is a few steps ahead of other controversies in being problematic for the administration.

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Obama to Allies: Don't We All Spy on Each Other?

President Barack Obama has come under fire after more U.S. eavesdropping claims, but Obama says it should hardly be surprising that governments are spying on each other. Obama has even promised the U.S. will provide its allies with the information about new reports thatthe National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Brussels, Washington and New York.

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Teens Used to Promote Obamacare by California Grant

Students in California are set to become "messengers" for Obamacare, and the Los Angeles school system may be using a state grant to do it.The grant was just one of $37 million in state grants announced in May by Covered California, the states health insurance exchange --$990,000 of it was awarded to The Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Appeals Court Lifts California Ban on Gay Marriage

Gay marriages can resume in California. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay onaninjunction which ordered California state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With this court action, counties in California can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

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Florida Colleges Among Most Affordable in Country

Tuition may be rising across the country, but Florida universities are still among the most affordable four-year colleges with some of the lowest tuition rates in the entire country. Nineteen Florida College System (FCS) universities made the list, which was created by the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center.

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Hispanic Voters Waited the Longest to Vote in 2012

Hispanic voters waited the longest in November 2012 in Florida, according to a statewide study. The study was conducted by political scientists at Dartmouth University and the University of Florida and found a greater proportion of Hispanic voters closed later on Nov. 6 than precincts with predominantly white voters. Blacks had waits in some cases, but these were shorter than Hispanics.Black voters also waited for longer than white voters did.

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