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American Graduate: A Teacher Town Hall on Dropouts

How can you tell if a 10-year-old won't graduate from high school? If he's reading two years behind grade level or is chronically absent, his odds for completing high school aren't good. On Tuesday, teachers from across the Washington region gathered to share stories, offer support and identify suggestions about how to best change the course of a student's life by ensuring they stay in school. Join us for "American Graduate - Let's Make it Happen," a special town hall event, co-produced by WAMU, WETA and WHUT.


ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

ABC will air "It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon's golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

When Tipping Was Considered Deeply Un-American

Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America's democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.

Trump Meets Privately With Black Pastors After Confusion Over Endorsement

Donald Trump met with black pastors Monday in an event that was at first billed as an endorsement. Trump has been criticized for his suggestion that a Black Lives Matter protestor who was roughed up at a Trump event deserved it.

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.

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