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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...
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...
A doctor explains the dangerous effects of the drugs known as “bath salts”. Scientists have developed a new method for identifying illegal “bath salts”, synthetic drugs recently banned in the United States. Similar to amphetamines, users...
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...
In a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to fight the Islamic State militant group operating out of Iraq and Syria. WASHINGTON — It’s not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound...