Did you read about Republicans, street-parking privatization, and Sarah Palin?

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Hey, did you read:

• That Republican leaders have concluded their party platform doesn't need to change after all? Mick Dumke

• That New York City is "scrapping plans to privatize management of its street-parking system, the latest sign of growing wariness in U.S. cities of initiatives to address budget woes by selling off the rights to run meters and lots"? —John Dunlevy

• That Chicago's Kenwood-Oakwood Community Organization is among groups from 18 cities pressing civil rights complaints against the U.S. Department of Education, arguing that school closings disproportionately affect minority students? Kate Schmidt

• That, according to a University of Minnesota breakdown, Sarah Palin was paid $15.85 per word in her three years working as a Fox News "analyst"? Sam Worley

• That Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes launched a revamped New Republic today? Tal Rosenberg

• About an out-of-work grammar teacher, "dangling like some lonely participle"? Sam Worley

• That beloved local dance producer and DJ Chrissy Murderbot is moving to Brooklyn? Leor Galil

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