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The Obama administration grants gives more seven states and the District of Columbia waivers for more flexibility on No Child Left Behind requirements. Photo by Fuse/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and...
Donald Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday. Photo by Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images. Chances are, at some point you’ve seen a plastic pink flamingo, or perhaps a whole flock, adorning someone’s lawn. Wherever it was, you...
SchoolGrown’s auquapoincs farm and headquarters in Half Moon Bay, California. The organization shares space with Ouroboros Farms, a commercial aquaponics facility. Photo by SchoolGrown I grew up in Iowa, so I’ve spent a fair amount of time around...
Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Cathleen Cimino break down what you need to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing The Senate voted today to prevent a filibuster against Trade Promotion Authority, legislation essential to...
The Senate plans to vote today on the now separated TPA or “fast-track” authority. Carlos Barria/Reuters WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his previous support for President Barack Obama’s trade...
Researchers have found that Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have a beneficial effect on gut bacteria in mice. Photo by IMAGEMORE Co, Ltd/Getty A mushroom a day may keep the doctor away. The active ingredients in a Asian mushroom can change...