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13 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses

Clashes break out near Jerusalem

Israeli forces use tear gas against Palestinian women amid 48-hour closure of West Bank.
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Israeli shoe aimed at Biden

Analyst says announcement of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem was carefully timed.
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Church Abuse Scandal in Germany Edges Closer to Pope

Picture: Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, head of the Catholic church in Germany, during a press conference on Friday.

By NICHOLAS KULISH and RACHEL DONADIO. NYT

BERLIN — A widening child sexual abuse inquiry in Europe has landed at the doorstep of Pope Benedict XVI, as a senior church official acknowledged Friday that a German archdiocese made “serious mistakes” in handling an abuse case while the pope served as its archbishop.

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Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr., NYT

AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.

The board, whose members are elected, has influence beyond Texas because the state is one of the largest buyers of textbooks. In the digital age, however, that influence has diminished as technological advances have made it possible for publishers to tailor books to individual states.

 

Texas Conservatives Win Fight To Rewrite History

 New Curriculum: ‘Democratic’ No More, Gold Standard, MORE Christianity

Religion: God, History And The Texas Public Schools

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PUSHBACK ON KICKBACKS
Dem Senators Fight Obama Over State Projects In Health Bill

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