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Why Real Housewives of New Jersey Would Benefit From a Danielle Staub Return – E! Online

(It would also be wise to not let the one-and-done dud return of Dina Manzo scare them off. Sometimes stories have run their course. Dina’s had. Danielle’s definitely hasn’t.)

Was this a calculated move on Tre’s part to get back at her current enemy Jacqueline Laurita? You know, one of those “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” things? Or had hell frozen over, pigs taken flight, and Teresa actually forgiven someone? Who even cares. Look at Danielle’s face in that photo. Now imagine it back in the cast photo for next season. Don’t even try to tell us the idea doesn’t excite you. (For the record, Teresa says she “never had a problem with her.”)

To that we say: Bring. It. On. 


Postpartum Support International hosts forum in Helena – KTVH

It’s being held in part thanks to a grant from the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, which help offset some of the costs for those attending.

For help connecting with postpartum services, call 1-800-944-4PPD.

The meeting at the Radisson Colonial has drawn more than 120 people ranging from nurses and doctors to social workers and psychologists to talk about issues surrounding depression during and after pregnancy.

The training is hosted by Postpartum Support International.


Janet Jackson hit soars on Spotify after ‘nasty’ debate – CNNMoney

From one #NastyWoman to another, you were an inspiration last night, @HillaryClinton. -NP

“Nasty” is one of Jackson’s best-known songs from a music career that spans several decades and nearly a dozen solo albums.

Clinton may not have acknowledged the comment during the debate, but the internet took notice. The word became one of Merriam-Webster’s most searched-for entries after the debate, according to the dictionary website.


Are Detroit’s Most Terrible Schools Unconstitutional? – New York Times

The obvious reason, as the court itself pointed out in 1982 in Plyler v. Doe, is that “illiteracy is an enduring disability” that will “handicap” children “each and every day” of their lives and take “an inestimable toll” on their “social, economic, intellectual and psychological well-being” for the rest of their lives.

Why is this so? As the plaintiffs demonstrate, many classes lack even minimally usable textbooks; classrooms are overcrowded and have inadequate temperature controls so the students often suffer from extreme heat and cold; classrooms are infested with vermin; the drinking water in some of these schools is often contaminated; the bathrooms are filthy and unkempt; and many of the teachers assigned to these schools are asked to teach subjects for which they lack training or experience.

In what is likely to be the opening chapter in a long legal saga, a federal district judge in Michigan must determine if a state can constitutionally provide a vast majority of its students with an excellent or at least adequate education while a minority of students receive an education that denies them the chance to acquire the minimum skills the court spoke of 43 years ago in Rodriguez.

Now the litigation in Detroit is raising this issue under the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court has never addressed whether disparities among schools would be constitutionally permissible if, as the court put it in 1973, a state failed “to provide each child with an opportunity to acquire the basic minimal skills necessary” for success in life.


Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down minimum wage ordinance – WLWT Cincinnati

“Seven-plus years is too long for families who are struggling to get by,” he said.

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, which favored the increase, estimated that the eventual $9-an-hour minimum wage rate would have affected about 45,000 workers citywide. An estimated 31,000 would have benefited from Lexington’s even higher minimum wage.

In its 6-1 decision, the state’s high court declared the city’s ordinance “invalid and unenforceable.”


British American Tobacco Offers to Buy Reynolds American – New York Times

It also holds the rights to the cigarette brands Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall in the United States.

Centerview Partners, Deutsche Bank and UBS are advising British American Tobacco on the proposed transaction.

The transaction is subject to an endorsement by the independent directors of Reynolds and approval by shareholders of both companies.

British American Tobacco said in a letter to the Reynolds American board that it had offered $56.50 a share in cash and shares, representing a 20 percent premium over Reynolds American’s closing price on Thursday.

LONDON — British American Tobacco said on Friday that it had made a nonbinding offer to buy the remaining 57.8 percent of Reynolds American that it does not already own in a cash-and-share deal worth $47 billion.


New design turns Burlington Town Center into street retail – The Daily Progress

Sinex has said he hopes to break ground in early 2017.

The redevelopment includes apartments, retail and office spaces. Paulsen says entrances to those spaces will be along Church, Bank and Cherry streets, as well as newly restored St. Paul and Pine streets. She says the new design will invite pedestrians to make their way to the waterfront.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The designers of a proposed $200 million makeover of the Burlington Town Center say it will no longer be a mall.