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LA Teacher Who Inspired Stand and Deliver Dies

Jaime Escalante, 79, was suffering from bladder cancer

(Newser) - Jaime Escalante, the math teacher at a tough East Los Angeles high school who inspired the 1987 film Stand and Deliver, has died. He was 79. A family friend says Escalante died today in Reno, Nev., where he was undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. More »

Galactica Lands at Frakkin' UN

(Newser) - You might have noticed something odd about the United Nations assembly room last night: Instead of a country, each of the 200-plus delegate seats bore a placard with the name of one of the 12 Colonies of Kobol. That’s right, the Sci-Fi Channel commandeered the frakking UN for a... More »

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