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The White House is working behind the scenes to develop a strategy for fighting the Islamic State in Syria, a strategy that could include airstrikes and other military action there. But there are...
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Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they...
Ninth-graders at George Washington Carver Collegiate Academy learn to shake ...
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and gutted most of its public schools. Even before the storm, the district was one of the most troubled in the nation.Today, the New...
Dan Huff rests after a long day's work. He spent much of his life incarcerat...
If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California.""Even judges, when they would...
San Francisco on fire in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake....
While most of America is thinking burgers and swimming this Labor Day weekend, I can't stop thinking about earthquakes. Last Sunday, a shaker registering magnitude 6.0 struck the Napa Valley in...
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Florida is getting ready for an unusual governor's race. Like incumbent Rick Scott, a Republican, Charlie Crist is running for a second term as governor. In his first term, Crist was also a...
A memorial at the site where Michael Brown was shot, on Canfield Drive in Fe...
Myles Bess, a reporter and producer with Youth Radio, has been reporting in Ferguson, Mo., where Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9. Bess lives in Oakland, Calif., and in 2009, he...