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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:28

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:22

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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More Than A Dozen Hurt In Indiana High School Stage Collapse

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:55

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

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Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:15

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event "genocide."

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Fri, 2015-04-24 02:31

Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.

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The Plot Of 'The Black Netflix's' First Movie Is As Provocative As Its Stars

Fri, 2015-04-24 02:07

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as "the black Netflix." This week, it releases the first original movie, Blackbird.

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:55

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:30

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:56

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:23

It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.

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SkyWest Now Says Several Passengers Were Ill On Diverted Flight

Thu, 2015-04-23 15:54

The airline initially said just one passenger lost consciousness. It still doesn't know what caused the crisis.

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Delinquent Mines: Congress Revives Bill To Hold Mine Owners Accountable

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:55

The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.

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Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers As Protests Grow In Baltimore

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:14

Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested by police.

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:44

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

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Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:46

Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:05

The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and "Nasdaq 5000" soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?

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