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Warning of a future where America could lag other nations, President Barack Obama on Dec. 6 called for more spending on education, innovation, and infrastructure to ensure that doesn't happen.

Without detailing specific new proposals, the president told community college teachers and students it was time for an American "Sputnik moment," referring to the 1957 Soviet satellite launch that jolted the U.S. into jump-starting its own space and science programs.

"We need a commitment to...

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