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Pieces of wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Shaktarsk Friday. Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the...
Dueling lawsuits in Louisiana amplify the on-going debate over the Common Core. Louisiana courts could decide whether the state’s schools use the Common Core standards to guide teaching in their classrooms. Last month Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an...
A new report observes an increase in laws that criminalize homelessness in U.S. cities. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images “Imagine a world where it is illegal to sit down. Could you survive if there were no place you were allowed to fall asleep,...
Central American immigrants ride north atop a freight train known as “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” near Juchitan, Mexico. It is part of a long and perilous journey through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. Photo by John Moore/...
An annual report on child well-being shows 23 percent of American children were living at or below the federal poverty line in 2012, up from 19 percent in 2005. Photo by Seattle Municipal Archives More children in the United States were living in...
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection placement center in Nogales, Arizona. Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images The president’s $3.7 billion border request appears stuck in Congress, with just nine days before August recess. The...