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Californians helped birth Elon Musk Inc., so why is he thinking about building his battery factory in states other than California?
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Without the No Child Left Behind waiver, Sacramento will once again be seen as a place where caution replaces boldness and the status quo replaces innovation.
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Natural resources that have long been locked up and iced under are suddenly more affordable to extract and exploit.

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Much of the middle class finds itself in an anxiety-inducing squeeze while the nation’s top 1 percent garner more and more of the income pie.

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Mark Emmert responds to Tacoma News Tribune column. "Converting student-athletes into unionized employees throws the baby out with the bath water," he writes.
I have a question for George Will.
Please, Mr. Bloomberg, leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium.
The provocative question of how "big data" will affect medicine and patient privacy is getting a lot of attention at the National Institutes of Health.
A young girl stood up at the microphone in front of a theater packed with adults and asked the speaker how she could ensure she receives an adequate science education. Richard Dawkins, world renowned British evolutionary biologist, who is said to be the most cited living scientist, paused. Then he said he was sorry if her teachers were "refusing to teach seriously." He urged her to complain, and advised open-mindedness and critical thinking. "Ask yourself, is this the kind of thing you're being told because of evidence or just from authority," he said. "Mistrust it if it is from authority."

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