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Plum Island Estuary in Massachusetts is called the “Great Marsh” by locals. The largest remaining salt marsh in the Northeastern U.S., it’s a haven for fish, crabs, birds, plants and shellfish. The marsh is also the center of an ongoing study....
Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square on Sept. 4, 2014 in New York City. Protests are planned in more than 150 cities throughout the U.S. today, as workers demand higher wages. Photo...
Americans could do a better job of practicing neighborly generosity, according to research from the University of Notre Dame. Photo by Flickr user Cubosh. Editor’s Note: When’s the last time you gave your neighbor a cup of sugar or...
The Department of Labor said the number of applications for unemployment claims rose by 4,000 for the week ending August 30. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images.Initial jobless claims rose by 4,000 for the week ending August 30, bringing the total for...
Student in Goucher College video announcing video-only application option rips up a transcript.Can an applicant explain why he or she would thrive at a given college in two minutes? If the applicant wants to enroll at Goucher College, that is pretty...
Video by Associated Press Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video Thursday, proclaiming the establishment of a new branch of the terrorist organization in India. In the 55-minute video, al-Zawahiri claimed the group will begin jihadist...