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Transit Strike Sends Commuters Scrambling In San Francisco

Public transit employees in the San Francisco Bay Area are on strike, leaving about 400,000 people looking for alternative routes to work. The striking BART workers walked out after negotiations over pay increases fell apart just as their four-year contract was set to expire.

U.S. Wildfire Season Has Yet To Kick Into High Gear

We have the outlook for wildfire activity for the rest of the year and an assessment of the dramatic but relatively slow season so far.

Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment

Instead of forgetting about a racially charged rally last November, a professor and civil rights activist at the University of Mississippi will teach incoming freshmen about social media. The seminar also teaches freshmen how to interact with other students, using discussions to settle arguments instead of violence.

Felony Arrest Of Student Who Bought Water Riles Many In Virginia

A University of Virginia student was arrested by plainclothes ABC agents who tried to detain her and two fellow sorority members after they bought supplies for a charity benefit. Officials say the student was arrested for "running from police and striking two of them with a vehicle."

Off The Rails: Strike-Hit Bay Area Struggles With 'Horrible' Commutes

A strike has shut down the San Francisco area's rail system for a second day, stretching out commute times and confusing tourists and residents alike. Many people who rely on the system say they wish labor and management could just settle.

Reporter: In Court Rulings, Roberts Takes Long-Term Approach

Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, says that in the years Chief Justice John Roberts has led the court, his patient and methodical approach has allowed him to establish a robustly conservative record.

Why The Fort Hood Suspect Couldn't Plead Guilty To Murder

Even if he wanted to, Maj. Nidal Hasan was barred from entering a guilty plea to the 13 murder counts he faces in connection with a mass shooting in 2009. The Uniform Code of Military Justice prohibits such a plea in cases that could end with the death penalty. Experts say the code goes to great lengths to protect the individual's rights.

Educational Innovators Ask 'Why Can't Learning Be Fun?'

Remember the days when everything from ABCs to math and the arts were taught the same way to every student? Well now, innovations in education are changing the ways that children learn. Host Michel Martin finds out more at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Hot Tips To Reinvent Education

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about new methods for teaching with a panel of education innovators at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education

In the United States, education is a right for all children. For Shabana Basij-Rasikh in Afghanistan, it was something she was willing to risk her life for. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her story, and a school she co-founded in Afghanistan that helps educate young women.