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Common Core didn’t just pop onto the scene; and Time magazine chief says skyrocketing flood rates are fair

A federal appeals court gave BP a partial victory on Wednesday by ordering a lower court judge to reconsider his interpretation of a settlement with claimants who filed billions of dollars of claims against the oil company after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. …

In a divided opinion, the majority found that the formula that measured a potential loss needed to be clarified. “

The 600-page document replete with explanations, definitions and flow charts is expected to replace the zoning ordinance drafted in 1970 and amended regularly ever since. But first, city planners said they would try to incorporate public comments into the new plan, just as they had after the first round of community meetings in 2011.

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About Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.