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A man holds a sign during the Iran hostage crisis at a student demonstration Washington, D.C. in Nov., 1979. Photo by U.S. News & World ReportWASHINGTON — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran’s controversial...
A Daddy longlegs. Photo by Flickr user rittyrats Hey, four-eyes. No, not you with your glasses perched on your nose. I’m talking to Daddy Longlegs over there, hiding in the corner. Turns out, a 305-million-year-old fossil has revealed an eye-...
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem “Incident,” while in Jackson, Mississippi. This year, because of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Congressman John Lewis led the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage not...
Photo by Flickr user William Brawley For many people with allergies, the arrival of spring is tempered by weeks of wheezing, sneezing, and itching. Even those with perfect immune systems can sympathize with that most tell-tale sign of spring: a nose...
Video Still by PBS NewsHour How many hours a day do you spend on your phone or tablet? How often do you check Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites? College students check their phones an average of 60 times a day, and send an...
During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke about how Medgar Evers was killed in front of the house where he died. Watch an excerpt of her speech in the video above. The 14th Congressional Civil Rights...