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News Literacy For Teens

We're flooded with information from a range of sources, and the lines between news and opinion are blurring. Young people in particular navigate everything from viral emails to Internet rumors, and often have trouble sorting fact from fiction. We speak with an organization that aims to give middle and high school students the tools to become more critical news consumers.

How To Know What To Believe

"Check It Out," the yardstick by which students in the News Literacy Project learn to measure news and information.

A video by the News Literacy Project showcases the program's impact in schools in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Md.

How to Know What to Believe from The News Literacy Project on Vimeo.


Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it's the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Chris Christie Bets On New Hampshire In GOP Presidential Race

In a crowded Republican presidential field, Chris Christie has struggled to stand out. But after a string of endorsements in New Hampshire, the New Jersey governor is hoping to break out.
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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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