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Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

More than 110,000 students received corporal punishment in the 2013-2014 school year, according to the Education Department's Civil Rights Data Collection. Eighty organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, NAACP, Association of University Centers on Disabilities and American Federation of Teachers, signed an open letter released by the National Women's Law Center supporting an end to the practice.


Pope Francis Extends Abortion Forgiveness

Pope Francis Extends Abortion Forgiveness

Last year, Pope Francis gave priests the temporary authority to extend God's forgiveness to women who had undergone abortions . But I think the announcement, while certainly timed to the close of the jubilee year and not to the United States presidential election, when combined with other statements by Pope Francis , could be read as the pontiff reflecting on some Catholics' decision to vote for Donald Trump.



Mark Zuckerberg To Clamp Down Heavily on Fake News On Facebook

But he can't evade the issue much longer. With all of the talk of fake news populating the internet, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the issue over the weekend. Fake news is becoming a big problem for Facebook in light of research that found 44% of US adults rely on Facebook as their primary source of news.


Canada retail sales rise in September, boosted by autos

Canada retail sales rise in September, boosted by autos

Sales at general merchandise stores rose 0.4 per cent, recovering from the previous month's decline. The drop in wholesale sales follows increases in four of the previous five months. This was the sector's first increase in three months. Eight provinces saw retail sales growth, with Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia leading the way.



Samsung Electronics buys auto-systems maker Harman for $8B

Adding a bit more perspective to the buyout, Samsung notes that 65 percent of Harman's $7 billion annual revenue is tied to automotive-related products. On Monday, we received more proof (as if it were needed) that the connected vehicle is not going away any time soon. Past year the company earned over $7 billion, its connected vehicle devices and audio systems which accounted for 65 per cent of its total sales.


Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

He will pursue a masters in clinical neuroscience when he attends Oxford. A Naval Academy midshipman has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the academy announced Monday. Caresse, who is from Colorado Springs, graduated from Yale last spring with a degree in humanities and will pursue a Master of Philosophy in politics at Oxford.