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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioALISON STEWART: When Bryan and Laura cooper moved to Charleston from Beckley, West Virginia two years ago with their young sons, they were apprehensive about the local school in their new neighborhood. It was on a...
WASHINGTON — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the White House than President Barack Obama. But he reiterates he has no plans to run again. My time has...
Children working on a farm near Mt. Vernon, Ky., in 1916. Credit: Library of Congress It’s an image that many remember of America’s agrarian past: Kids toiling away on family farms during the long, hot summer break between school years. So it’...
Iraqi army vehicles are seen on a road in the town of Samarra, in Salaheddin province in July 2014, after beating back an assault by Sunni militants on the town of Haditha, strategic for its large dam and oil refinery. The U.S. launched airstrikes...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of...
WASHINGTON — The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an...