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Haiti seeks teacher permits amid education reform

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian children lined up in immaculate uniforms for a new school year on Monday, as the country's government promised to make sure they get a better chance to learn.
The Caribbean nation's education department is starting to require all teachers to pass a test and become certified if they want to remain in the classroom, one of several efforts to improve education in a country with dire rates of illiteracy and drop outs.

End of the ball: ‘Cinderella’ to close on Broadway January 2015

After a two-year run, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway will come to a close in January 2015.
The show’s last performance will be on January 3 and by that time will have had a total of 41 previews and 770 regular performances.
Over the two years, the show has earned nine Tony Award nominations in different categories yet has only taken home one for best costume.

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell after racist email surfaces

Atlanta Hawks’ controlling owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday he will be selling his stake after he self-reported a racist email he sent in 2012.
Levenson reported the racist email to the NBA in July, and following the completion of the Donald Sterling investigation, the NBA opened an investigation into Levenson.

For Those Still Saying ‘Don’t Judge’ Ray Rice: Get Your Head Checked

Ray Rice
Earlier this year, just after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancée were arrested and charged with domestic assault over Valentine’s Day weekend, his lawyer described the incident as “a very minor physical altercation.”
TMZ quickly debunked that claim, releasing exclusive footage of Rice dragging his unconscious girlfriend out of a casino elevator. The rumor was that Rice had delivered the knockout blow and somewhere there was footage from inside the elevator.  

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

Jill Scott
The following is a sampling of headlines about the recent theft and illegal release of alleged nude photos of celebrities:
“Jennifer Lawrence, Others Aren’t Just Hacking Victims”
“Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence’s Hacked Photos to Be in Art Show”
“Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence Allegedly Targets of Massive Celebrity Hacking, FBI Has Launched Investigation”
Celebrities’ Leaked Nude Photos: Master List Printed, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Rihanna, More Names on It