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The New York State Department of Education earlier this week released 50 percent of the Common Core-based English and math questions from exams taken by students in the third through eighth grades last spring, in response to requests from educators...
Israeli border guards clash with Palestinian protesters (unseen) following a demonstration in support of Gaza after Friday prayers at the Hawara checkpoint, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 8, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded targets...
Herbert Randall, Freedom Summer photographer. Courtesy: American Experience/WGBH. In 1964, in a 10-week effort known as Freedom Summer, hundreds of out-of-state volunteers joined local activists in Mississippi to increase voter registration among...
In a ballet world filled with white swans, Misty Copeland stands out. As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. In her new memoir “Life in Motion:...
European perch. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. A study released on Friday revealed that young fish live longer after being exposed to anti-anxiety medicine concentrated in sewage runoffs. Past studies on the consequences of other compounds...
The FCC wants to make it easier for people to contact emergency responders through text-to-911. Photo by Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to require all of the U.S.’s cell phone carriers...