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The Pentagon said Monday night that the U.S. military and its allies have launched airstrikes in Syria. The military action includes “a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk land attack missiles,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm....
Scientists have genetically engineered a tobacco plant with enzymes from blue-green algae that would increase the speed of the plant’s photosynthesis, allowing for better yields. Photo by Flickr user bobistraveling How does one improve the...
Finishing high school can be an uphill battle; for homeless students, it can be like facing a mountain of challenges. David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports on efforts to help L.A.’s homeless youth reach graduation. WASHINGTON — The number of homeless...
On Saturday, September 27, American Graduate Day will return for its third year. This national television broadcast, produced by WNET, highlights the efforts of individuals and organizations working across the U.S. to help at-risk students reach...
The more than $1.1 trillion in outstanding student debt is not distributed evenly among the country’s college graduates. In a poll done earlier this year, Gallup and Purdue University found that 78 percent of black college graduates took out loans...
Hadi al-Bahra, president of the Syrian National Coalition, told Margaret Warner today that U.S. resources set aside to fight the Islamic State militants will also be used against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo by NewsHour NEW YORK —...