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Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms

So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.
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When It Comes To Costumes, Nola's Mardi Gras Mischief Is A Year-Round Treat

Tuesday is Mardi Gras — but many New Orleanians don't reserve just one day to don their costumes. The city embraces the notion that every now and then, it's good to become someone you're not.
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One Playwright's 'Obligation' To Confront Race And Identity In The U.S.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of provocative and fantastical explorations of race. His latest, based on a 1859 melodrama, pokes fun at conventions while raising difficult questions.
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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

Is the FDA being sexist or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.
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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.
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Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?
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Winter Storm Brings Rain, Ice, Snow Across Country's Midsection

After the storm rakes its way across the South and Mid-Atlantic, it will likely take aim at New England, which has already experienced a record-setting winter.
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Idaho Moves To Get Dated Duel Law Off The Books

The law was reportedly inspired by the duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. A spokesman for the Idaho Sheriff's Association put it: "Needless to say, this is obsolete."
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As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry

At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. Drone flights are mostly banned in the U.S., but on Sunday the FAA released long-awaited draft rules.
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'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.

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