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Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | August 23, 2013 | 4:58 PM EDT

It’s BTW! In a look back at some of the best stories on this week we find that education and Duck Dynasty top our list.

This week President Barack Obama explained his planned reforms for higher education. Obama admits the federal government can’t just keep pumping money into the system, so clearly local states must “step up” with their tax money.

Bradley Manning has announced he wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, despite being sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks.

A four-year, $2.2 million study by the University of Illinois on the risks of contracting HIV by "masculine" married male migrant laborers from Tajikistan who have sex with female prostitutes in Moscow has been extended to 2014 by the National Institutes of Health.

As we enter a new school year, you should be aware that a teacher makes more on average than an entire median household income, according to a newly released report by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

And Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is saying things are certainly not ducky in this country when it comes to the issue of abortion.

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Eric Scheiner
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