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Aaron Swartz was heavily involved in the popular 2012 campaign to prevent th...
Aaron Swartz was a programmer, a hacker, a freedom of information activist — and a casualty of suicide.Before he turned 20, Swartz had made a fortune for his work on the social news website Reddit....
People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in...
Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on...
Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, most...
Playwright and writer Samuel Beckett, shown here around 1970, wrote Echo's B...
Playwright and author Samuel Beckett, who died 25 years ago, wrote lasting works of literature like Waiting for Godot and Endgame. But a previously unpublished short story of his — now being released...