The U.S. Defense Contractors That Benefit From Aid To Egypt

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NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He’s Leaving

The U.S. provides around $1.3 billion in annual aid to the Egyptian military. A good deal of that money actually goes to U.S. defense contractors who provide hardware and services for Egypt’s army. Here’s a list of the companies receiving the biggest contracts.

N.J. Gov. Christie To Sign Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

The law would make New Jersey and California the only two states to ban the therapy. Christie said he believes people are born gay.

Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. “Working together, we have put NPR on more solid footing to continue to deliver the highest-quality journalism and programming,” he says in a message to staff.

California Upends School Funding To Give Poor Kids A Boost

In a new approach, California is sending billions more to districts that serve disadvantaged students. Now, those districts have to figure out what works best to improve achievement.

End Of The Rainbow: Swedish Athlete Repaints Nails Red

Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of a rainbow to support gay rights, has repainted her nails red, after track’s governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.


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