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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:26 -0400
One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents. 
One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:03:11 -0400
One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack. 
The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:32:00 -0400
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much. 
Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:59 -0400
Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled. 
Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:30:00 -0400
Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction. 
Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:29:00 -0400
High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum. 
U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:11:00 -0400
The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance. 
Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:18:00 -0400
A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you." 
Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:27:00 -0400
The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices. 
Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:17:00 -0400
On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment. 
Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400
Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger. 
Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400
The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too. 
Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly Fire That Killed Pat Tillman  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:16:00 -0400
Steven Elliott was one of the Army Rangers who accidentally fired on former NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, and he told his story recently on ESPN's Outside the Lines
Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:16:00 -0400
Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent. 
Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:14:00 -0400
A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.