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Photo of 2012 Vassar College commencement by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images. This summer, the PBS NewsHour’s Rethinking College series explored the changing landscape of American higher education. Recently, Ted Mitchell, under secretary of...
A map from Healthmap.org shows reported Ebola cases on Sept. 10. The World Health Organization said Thursday that 35 people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, out of the 62 people sickened by the virus. DR Congo is the fifth...
An illuminated American flag hangs from the Pentagon to mark the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, 2007. Photo by Brandan W. Schulze/U.S. Navy As with most moments in my adult life, it was my students and literature that taught me...
Oscar Pistorius arrives at court on Sept. 11 in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The judge in the trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius said Thursday that he couldn’t receive a murder conviction in the...
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Showing bipartisan American unity in the effort to fight the Islamic State militant group, Republican House Speaker John Boehner Thursday said Congress “ought to give the...
President Obama speaks during a primetime address to the nation from the Cross Hall of the White House Wednesday. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Obama tries to sell the public on fighting Islamic State group A shift...