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Morning Headlines: January 25, 2013

By WVUM News Staff | January 25th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Record crowds are expected for today's annual March for Life event along the National Mall in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of marchers and spectators are expected to turn out for the 40th annual march marking the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that led to legalized abortion. 

President Obama will name Denis McDonough as White House chief of staff today. McDonough is deputy national security advisor. He will replace Jack Lew, who the President is nominating to run the Treasury Department. Current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is stepping down. 

The nation's schools are being instructed to include disabled students in existing sports programs, or create equal alternative options. The directive from the Department of Education requires school districts to make "reasonable modifications" to their athletic programs or create new ones that have equal standing. 

A new program rolling out in South Florida could be a national model to help immigrants learn English. More than 400 Miami-Dade public school students are getting iPads that contain English training programs. Called iWorld, the program is aimed at foreign-born secondary students. The program is being used in a dozen schools across the county and will be tested throughout the district before its national debut. 

Miami Weather: Sun and clouds mixed. High 77F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

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