An Obama administration task force is recommending strategies to prepare for more disasters like Hurricane Sandy. The task force is advocating for improvements to make the electrical grid more robust and updates to flood control and building standards.
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
Lots of kids get bullied, but they get over it, right? Many don't, a study says. Children who are involved in bullying are more likely to have serious health problems as adults. They also have trouble managing money, holding jobs and maintaining relationships.
California's crop of Hass avocados — those green fruit essential for guacamole — usually weigh a half-pound or more. But this year's avocados are the smallest in memory — some barely bigger than an egg.
The news channel Al Jazeera America launches on Tuesday. The company has been snapping up high-profile journalists, but it has to debunk the idea that Al Jazeera is a "terrorist" network. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter.
As the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, more people are expected to have access to health insurance. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about the need for more doctors in low-income communities and an effort to train more physicians of color. She hears from Dr. Wayne Frederick, Chief Academic Officer at Howard University.
The U.S. provides around $1.3 billion in annual aid to the Egyptian military. A good deal of that money actually goes to U.S. defense contractors that provide hardware and services for Egypt's army. Here's a list of the companies receiving the biggest contracts.
The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools are already on the network, says LinkedIn, which also dropped its minimum age, to 14 in the U.S.
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