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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,...
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...
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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...
Protesters demonstrate their support for marijuana legalization in downtown Portland, Ore. Photos by Flickr user Zervas Editor’s Note: In the last few years, a growing number of states have passed some form of marijuana legalization. Now, voters in...