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12:05pm

Wed September 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Study: Education About Civil Rights Movement Is 'Dismal' In U.S. Schools

The Southern Poverty Law Center has some tough words for school districts across the country. A new study found that education about the Civil Rights Movement is "dismal" across the United States.

The study assigned 35 states a grade of "F". Only three states — Alabama, New York and Florida — received an "A".

Here's how the study's authors sum it up:

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11:49am

Wed September 28, 2011
Law

Tucson Suspect In Court For Mental Health Hearing

The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage is still delusional but can be restored to competency after another eight months of treatment, a psychologist said at a federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz.

Dr. Christina Pietz testified Wednesday at a hearing on the mental status of 23-year-old Jared Lee Loughner. She has been treating Loughner at a prison facility in Springfield, Mo.

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11:33am

Wed September 28, 2011
World Cafe

St. Vincent On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon December 26, 2011 7:33 am

Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent.
Courtesy of the artist

Though Annie Clark began as a member of Sufjan Stevens' touring band and The Polyphonic Spree, those experiences do little to explain the incredible things that happen on Strange Mercy, her third album under the moniker St. Vincent. As if unleashed from the constraints of her previous work, Clark straight-up shreds.

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11:20am

Wed September 28, 2011
The Two-Way

At Day 2 Of Trial, Promoter Says Michael Jackson Looked Healthy

From The Associated Press:

"Two days before he died, Michael Jackson appeared strong during one of the final rehearsals for his highly anticipated comeback concerts, a promoter told jurors Wednesday as the involuntary manslaughter trial of the pop superstar's physician entered its second day."

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10:56am

Wed September 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Reebok Agrees To Refund $25M To Those Who Purchased 'Toning Shoes'

Reebok EasyTone shoes.
Reebok

Reebok International Ltd. came to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over what the government said were "over-hyped advertising claims" by Reebok that a pair of its specialty shoes could tone leg and butt muscles better than regular shoes.

One TV ad, cited by the FTC, claimed that Reebok's EasyTone shoes tone "your butt up to 28 percent more than regular sneakers, just by walking."

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