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Image by Brian Regal Around 100,000 years ago, the diversity of large kangaroo species went beyond the grey or red mammal you are most familiar with today. A study released Wednesday in the journal PLOS One examined the extinct Sthenurine kangaroo...
WASHINGTON — It may be less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East — remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks on Saddam Hussein’s occupation army — but the Pentagon has finally named...
The stock market declined sharply Wednesday afternoon, with all three major indexes now experiencing dips that put them into negative territory for the year. As of 2:45 p.m., the Standard & Poor’s 500 was down 2.3 percent, or 44 points,...
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Jenny Ochteriski (right) and Briar Harrison (left) are student advocates for the transgender community on Mount Holyoke’s campus. Photo by Mallory Noe-Payne/WGBH.This fall, Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts became the second all-...
Students read at Miami’s Riverside Elementary, where dozens of undocumented students registered at the start of this school year. Photo by the NewsHour’s American Graduate Project Editor’s Note: As the number of undocumented children in...