Cell phones are banned in New York City schools, but students cannot bear to leave them at home. So entrepreneurs have been parking trucks near schools, where students can leave their phone for a dollar a day.
For the first time, two female Marines are among those training to see if they have what it takes to be battlefield leaders. They're part of a test to see if women can lead Marines in ground combat — jobs that are closed to them now. The training is so difficult that about 20 percent of participants fail.
The Mississippi River anchors one of the world's largest watersheds and is a vital waterway for transporting coal, grain and construction materials to domestic and foreign markets. Millions rely on the river for drinking water, and it is a rich fish and wildlife habitat and resource for recreation.
Smartphones and tablets can be a big distraction to students, but some schools are embracing these Internet-ready mobile devices as tools for learning. Bring-your-own-device policies have benefits in the classroom, but there are drawbacks, too.
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