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There is no lack of research that shows the benefit of reading out loud to children. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images What are the benefits of reading aloud? What is the impact on children’s educational outcomes beyond literacy? Are all...
The White House introduced a bill that it says is intended to encourage businesses to do more to protect the privacy of consumer data. Photo by Susan Melkisethian/Flickr. WASHINGTON — Amid “rapid growth” in the collection of data on...
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference that he wants to send 10,000 U.S. troops to fight the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State on the ground. OXON HILL, Md. — Former...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives’ efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama’s immigration...
Scottish musician Caitlin McNeill and her band have been arguing over the color of this dress: is it blue and black or white and gold? Image courtesy Tumblr/swiked Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. No surprise to those of us...
An aerial view of the center of Tyrone, Mo, where a young girl called authorities after hearing gunshots late Thursday. Photo from Google Earth. Seven people were shot dead in rural Missouri before an alleged gunman turned his weapon on himself in a...