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AirTalk for June 10, 2014

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Government Assistance Programs Aid Underprivileged Communities In New York State
California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu issued a decision this morning striking down teacher tenure protection, seniority-based job protection and existing disciplinary policy in a groundbreaking case for education equality.
O2 Launches Country's Biggest Ever Flexible Working Pilot

Should CA repeal its ban on noncompete clauses?

Once popular in the domains of high-tech and sales, noncompete clauses are now appearing in new professions.
Mt. Hollywood Night Hike
Using a rigorous, if not quizzical, methodology, the personal finance website WalletHub analyzed which American cities rank as the best and worst for "staycations."
Truckers Go To Court Over LA Port's Clean Trucks Program
On Monday, New Jersey authorities said the Walmart trucker charged in the fatal crash that involved 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan reportedly hadn't slept in 24 hours prior to the accident that killed one and injured several others.
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Is one-day divorce a money-saver, or a trap?

In some California courts, getting a divorce is getting easier. One-day divorce programs in the state offer a speedy alternative for people who can’t afford a lawyer or don’t want one.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

In Days of Fire, New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker chronicles the history of one of the most consequential presidencies in modern times through the figures of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney.

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