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Evidence shows that California school officials yielded to complaints made by a trade group representing U.S. chemical companies and altered environmental textbooks to include industry-supplied messages promoting plastic bags. (more)

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For a mere $250,000, lobbyists and captains of industry were invited to "an off-the-record dinner and discussion at the home of [Washington Post] CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth." Invitees were promised unfettered access to the paper's reporters as well as "key Obama administration and congressional leaders."

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Kosovo's declaration of independence has prompted both condemnation and cheers from world leaders Whether in the UN Security Council or the European Union, global opinion is divided In particular, the declaration has served as a flashpoint for tension between the United States and Russia, an ugly reenactment of the kind of jockeying for influence that was supposed to have been buried with the Cold War.

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The Washington Post pulls back the curtain on the firm responsible for producing pro-U.S. propaganda in Iraq. (Hint: they call propaganda "influence.")

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The high school course on the Bible's influence on society would be an elective story
It's such an obvious end run around the Constitution's Establishment Clause that we'll hold fire But check this: The course textbook contains a boxed feature that shows how the Bible was used "to justify and even encourage anti-Semitism" Wow! A whole boxed feature? We wonder if there's a footnote about that whole Spanish Inquisition thing .

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