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A Deer Isle-Stonington High School student works on a Styrofoam model of a boat hull he created in a math and science class. The school has created a new curriculum to show students the relevance of their classes to prospective future careers in the...
U.S. President Barack Obama has asked the Senate to extend a provision of the Patriot Act that would allow the government to continue to search Americans’ phone records. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama...
WOLFRATSHAUSEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 15: Two female inhabitants of a residential care home for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients walk hand-in-hand in the corridor of the residential home on November 15, 2011 in Wolfratshausen,...
Amtrak’s high speed Acela is seen at Washington’s Union Station in 2011. Amtrak said today that it will install long-sought cameras inside the cabs of all freight and passenger locomotives. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters WASHINGTON...
Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for more than two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His Social Security original 34 “secrets...
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of cartoonist Jack Ohman’s series “The Care Package,” for PBS NewsHour. Cartoonist Jack Ohman’s aging father was in no condition to go fishing, but when his dad said he wanted...