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Federal court sides with Virginia on moment of silence in schools

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (BP)–A Virginia federal court on Oct. 30 upheld a law requiring the state’s 1 million public school students to observe a daily “moment of silence” at the start of the school day, the Internet news site CNSNews.com reported. Rejecting arguments that the law blurred constitutional lines separating church and state, Chief U.S. District […]

Study: Economic prosperity equals more family workers, longer hours

WASHINGTON (BP)–A study by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington indicates that American economic prosperity over the last decade has been spurred by more family members working longer hours and not just rising wages. The union-supported think tank found that an average middle-class family’s income rose by 9.2 percent, after inflation, from 1989 to 1998. […]