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After more than a year of campaigning against the 2014 AP U.S. History standards released by the College Board, retired history teacher Larry Krieger is finally satisfied with the company's revisions to the course framework, which he had deemed too negative.

"The overall presentation is more balanced and measured," Krieger told TPM on Friday, adding that he felt the College Board "did indeed listen to the criticism and have addressed most of the major areas of concern."

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This has not been Chris Christie’s week. Which is really saying something.

On Tuesday, a Monmouth University (N.J.) poll showed support for the New Jersey governor tumbling into eighth place among likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Just 4% of the 467 people surveyed said Christie was their first choice; 24% said the same about Donald Trump.

Sure, there were details that might give solace. Nearly half the voters who reported meeting a candidate said they’d met Christie. And when asked about their second choices, 8% of the respondents said they’d back Christie. That’s the same number supporting Trump and Marco Rubio as a second choice, and two points behind how Jeb Bush and Scott Walker perform among voters asked the same question.

But let’s face it. This isn’t where Christie needs to be to execute a hoped-for northeastern sweep that will generate enough momentum to carry him to the 2016 GOP nomination. And that implausible (if mathematically intriguing) scenario was never Plan A. Christie’s support among Republicans collapsed in early 2014 after his inner circle’s involvement in Bridgegate came to light, and it never rebounded.

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Warren Buffett and his philanthropic foundation named for his wife, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, have given millions in donations to hospitals and family planning organizations to help fund research on contraception, specifically intrauterine devices or IUDs.

Though the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation largely keeps its donations anonymous, a Thursday report in Bloomberg Business revealed that the organization has funneled millions to fund better and more cost-effective methods of birth control.

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