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Video by Smarter Every Day Imagine being stabbed by a hypodermic needle that pumps a painful venom into your body once it penetrates your skin. Now, imagine being stabbed by a countless number of these, all on a microscopic level. That’s what...
Sen. Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina is in a tight race with state House speaker Thom Tillis (R) for a Senate seat in 2014. Hagan has the backing of Emily’s List, a PAC that supports female Democratic candidates that support abortion rights....
Nautica Blanks, left, with Santori Blanks and Launcia Blanks, right, hold signs featuring some of the trending hashtags being used on Twitter in the wake of the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer in...
The social network “Nextdoor” announced this week that it has reached one in four neighborhoods across the U.S. Photo by Flickr user Chris Dlugosz More than 25 percent of American communities are using “Nextdoor,” the...
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is “appalled” by Foley’s...
A state judge in Louisiana has ruled against Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order to suspend Common Core in the state. Video still by PBS NewsHour A Louisiana state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend the state’s...