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The Real Life Frank Underwood, Life After Prison and Disease-Fighting Bugs

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The man most likely to replace Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader is a Republican from Bakersfield who was one of the inspirations for Kevin Spacey’s scheming politician on House of Cards. Also, a California state court this week delivered a blow to teacher tenure. Does it really stand in the way of identifying and removing bad teachers from classrooms? In our weekly film roundup, this week’s big releases are all sequels. Next, a new proposal from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and one city councilman could make it easier for convicted felons to find work after prison. And finally, releasing a new, genetically modified mosquito designed to combat Dengue fever comes with some interesting ethical questions.

Banner Image: Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Credit: Talk Radio News Service