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On Guns, Abortion, High Court Could Become More Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ...
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US Colleges Struggle to Salvage Semester Amid Outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid ...
Diversity Matters: Tackling Racism and Prejudice at the Education Level

Diversity Matters: Tackling Racism and Prejudice at the Education Level

How can school campuses become more diverse and inclusionary for all students? ...
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US Parents Delaying Preschool and Kindergarten Amid Pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of ...
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S Carolina Teachers Stay Home to Advocate for Pay, Safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for ...
"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"

Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
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Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last ...
Mask

What Are the Rules on Masks in Schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...
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World Isn’t Meeting Biodiversity Goals, UN Report Finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with ...
the planet Venus

Astronomers See Possible Hints of Life in Venus’s Clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints ...
Permafrost Bear

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found in Arctic Russia

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice ...
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Virus America, Six Months in: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." ...
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Refugee Families Face Unique Struggles with Online School

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to ...
Mother teaching her children

Child Care Crisis Pushes US Mothers Out of the Labor Force

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a ...
Teachers, parents and children march

NYC Delays Start of School Year to Do More Virus Safety Prep

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a ...
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In Mexico, Women Inmates Find Education Chance Amid Pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at ...
Mother teaching her child about art

As The Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don’t Forget The Arts

For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing ...
University of Connecticut

Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Found in UConn Residence Hall

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut reported a new cluster of COVID-19 cases ...
Black Lives Matter rally for George Floyd

Floyd’s Death Sparks New Activism Among Communities of Color

When Washington, D.C.'s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans from its name last ...
A black and white Tegu lizard

Large, Non-Native Tegu Lizard Documented in South Carolina

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced the first documented ...
Black-Owned Bookstores Want Action After Influx in Business

Black-Owned Bookstores Want Action After Influx in Business

PHOENIX (AP) — A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of ...
A statue of Stephen Douglas

Douglas’ Statue to be Removed from Illinois Capitol Lawn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statue of Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois whose national ...
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Iowa Governor’s Push to Reopen Schools Descends Into Chaos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An aggressive push by Iowa's pro-Trump governor to reopen schools amid ...
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Museum Says Displaying Confederate Statue Part of Healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its ...
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Suffrage Anniversary Commemorations Highlight Racial Divide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, many event ...
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Universities Scramble to Deal with Virus Outbreaks

North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester ...
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Connecticut Student Mask Requirement Challenged in Court

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut parents filed an appeal in state court challenging a ...
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Interest in Homeschooling Has ‘Exploded’ Amid Pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, ...
mOp-Ed: How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

mOp-Ed: How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

Coronavirus has essentially canceled the Spring term as envisioned; i.e., on-campus classes were cancelled, and most ...
Dr. Sonia Angell

Health Officials are Quitting or Getting Fired Amid Outbreak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens ...
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Schools Mull Outdoor Classes Amid Virus, Ventilation Worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York ...
Lemiley Lane walks along the campus near a a mural of an Indigenous man

Native Mascots Still a Sticking Point in High School Sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps ...
A man leaves the Boston University

No Parties, No Trips: Colleges Set COVID-19 Rules for Fall

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are ...
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After School Outbreak, Parents Rethinking In-Person Learning

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When given the choice between virtual and in-person learning, Joel Barnes decided ...
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Is it Safe to Reopen Schools During the Pandemic?

Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic? ...
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High-Speed Internet Offers Key Connection to Health, but Millions Lack It

If you live in the right neighborhood and can afford it, you might think of high-speed ...
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover is Brawniest and Brainiest One Yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with ...
A Black Lives Matter billboard is seen next to a Confederate flag

BLM Billboard Erected Next to Confederate Flag

A Black Lives Matter sign now fills a billboard next to a big Confederate flag that ...
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Virus Spread, Not Politics Should Guide Schools, Doctors Say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism ...