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US spends more on education, Republicans are preparing to disavow Trump, Monster iceberg and more

• Sep 7, 2018 at 10:20 AM

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VOX: If Kavanaugh is confirmed, any of these 13 cases could bring an end to Roe v. Wade

If Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Roe v. Wade could be overturned in less than a year. That’s because 13 abortion cases are already before circuit courts around the country, the last step before reaching the Supreme Court.

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THE GUARDIAN: The US spends more on education than other countries. Why is it falling behind?

America’s schools are in trouble – but it’s not all about money. In 2014, the US spent an average of $16,268 a year to educate a pupil from primary through tertiary education, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) annual report of education indicators, well above the global average of $10,759.

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VOX: Republicans are preparing to disavow Trump if he fails — then come back and try the same policies

The real message of the anonymous senior official’s odd Trump-bashing op-ed in the New York Times is that the Republican rehabilitation cycle that resuscitated the party from the presidency of George W. Bush has already begun.

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BBC: Monster iceberg's pivot and turn

For 13 months after breaking away from the White Continent's long peninsula, the trillion-tonne block did little more than shuffle back and forth on the spot. But now its southern end has swung round almost 90 degrees, indicating the berg has been caught in ocean currents.

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ONE COOL THING: Burt Reynolds' best quotes on love, regret and drunk naked posing on a bearskin rug

Burt Reynolds, who died Thursday at 82, was in legendary movie-star form when he sat down for an extended interview with USA TODAY in March.

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