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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their lessons.

How Do You Help Your Town Dig Out From A Disaster?

Morgan O'Neill was 24 years old when she and her sister spearheaded the effort to rebuild their town after a tornado. Later, she developed a way to help other communities rebuild after disasters.

More Than A Dozen Hurt After High School Stage Collapses In Indiana

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

Tales Of Environmental Activism

The Rhode Island Tree Council wants to set the record for hugging trees on Saturday. And, Christopher Swain, a clean-water advocate, swam in New York's most polluted canal. He said it tasted bad.

After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.

The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.