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Rand Paul Doubles Down: I'll Block Yellen's Fed Nom

Until Senate votes on his Audit the Fed bill

(Newser) - Rand Paul says he plans to "delay" Janet Yellen's nomination for Federal Reserve chair, until there's a vote on his Audit the Fed bill, Politico reports. "I don’t think technically you can file a hold until she comes out of committee—but we’re putting... More »

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 »

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