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File photo of a police officer in Ferguson wearing camouflage, riot gear and helmets and carrying assault rifles and ammunition. At a hearing today, the Senate Homeland Security Committee questioned government programs that provide military weapons...
President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he has the authority he needs to carry out a broader campaign to root out the violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a prime-...
San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador creates temporary, large-scale, geometric art works using the beach, rakes and ropes. Video produced by Joe Matazzoni and Cynthia Stone of KQED “I felt like my head was on fire.” That’s how “earthscape artist...
The United States’ spending on higher education far outstrips that of other countries that make up the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to the group’s annual Education at a Glance report released today. Annually, the...
A new study claims it is possible to train children to resist unhealthy food options. Photo by Flickr user clappstar A study published in Psychological Science says it is possible to train children’s brains to resist craving junk food. The cognitive...
A young girl touches a name on the 9/11 memorial on Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. Elementary school teacher Jillian Baden Bershtein found that celebrating diversity was a helpful way to teach 9/11 in her classroom. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images...