Georgia bans undocumented students from attending some of the most prestigious colleges in the state, and the students have to pay out-of-state tuition at other public colleges. Freedom University is a temporary alternative. Students don't get any official credit, but they do get to learn.
The American Antiquarian Society houses the largest collection of materials printed in the U.S. Its library has books, newspapers, letters, even board games dating from 1640 to 1876, and its members include some notable characters, including 14 presidents.
The Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Monday. Opponents of the law call it unnecessarily intrusive, but that's not actually what's at stake. Rather, the court will examine whether a challenge can be made in the first place.
NPR's Jacki Lyden grew up with the Bark River in her backyard. She left the Wisconsin waterway unexplored, until recently. Floating down the river in a canoe with a historian, Lyden discovered a story that stretches from the Ice Age and the Black Hawk War to churning 19th-century mills.
This year, Americans saw a strangely warm winter, a ridiculously hot summer and extreme drought conditions. As Hurricane Sandy advances on the East Coast, folks may be wondering if climate change has come to pass. Let's see what science can tell us.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is heading northeast on an offshore track parallel to the Southeast coast off the Carolinas. NPR's Allison Keyes updates with some of the preparations people are making for the storm.
In the third installment of our "Working It" series, we hear from James Elliott, a man who was laid off from his construction job of 18 years. He now works a handful of odd jobs but he's still worried about his family's future.
Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that's headed north from the Caribbean, is expected to make landfall along the New Jersey coast. Its impending arrival prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people across several states, and pushed New York City and Philadelphia to announce that their transit systems would close.
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