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Nautica Blanks, left, with Santori Blanks and Launcia Blanks, right, hold signs featuring some of the trending hashtags being used on Twitter in the wake of the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer in...
A state judge in Louisiana has ruled against Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order to suspend Common Core in the state. Video still by PBS NewsHour A Louisiana state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend the state’s...
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is “appalled” by Foley’s...
The sailors caught cheating were seeking to be certified as instructors at the nuclear training unit at Charleston, South Carolina. Students there are trained in nuclear reactor operations to prepare for service on any of the Navy’s 83 nuclear...
Store brands of nut butters made by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., are being recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination. Photo by Flickr user Dan McKay Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are among the major American retailers affected by a nut...
Joe Wilson, folklorist and founder of the Crooked Road musical heritage tour, talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the enduring legacy of old-time music in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. In August, tens of thousands of fans and...