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Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try Education
Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try

PHILADELPHIA — When Natalie Flynn surveyed students in her Temple University intro to physical geology classes, she found half weren’t buying the textbook she used. Many couldn’t afford it. “We were developing a very, very uneven playing field in the... Read More

Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80 Uncategorized
Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80

WASHINGTON — To those unversed in South Carolina politics and civic life, she was the wife of 58 years to Democrat Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. To everyone else, she was known, with great reverence, as Ms.... Read More

Border Wall Said to Threaten 22 Archaeological Sites in Arizona In The News
Border Wall Said to Threaten 22 Archaeological Sites in Arizona

WASHINGTON — The construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could damage — or even destroy — up to 22 archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, according to a report from... Read More

Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser In The News
Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser. O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump.... Read More

Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style 2020 Elections
Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style

WASHINGTON — One of Joe Biden’s proudest childhood accomplishments was a five-minute speech to his all-boys Catholic high school in Delaware. The assignment was routine — a public-speaking requirement for all students. But for Biden, it was a triumph in... Read More

Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care Health
Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care

Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted... Read More

Troubled Times at Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home: ‘We Cannot Keep Bleeding Money’ Travel
Troubled Times at Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home: ‘We Cannot Keep Bleeding Money’

DIXON, Ill. — One morning back in 1988, a fancier car than usual rolled up to Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home in Dixon. It was Monday, and the home-turned-museum was closed, but a well-dressed man walked up and persuaded Kenny Wendland,... Read More

Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media Mental Health
Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam... Read More

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75 Media
Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
2019-09-17 19:03:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Cokie Roberts, who grew up immersed in politics and spent several decades in Washington covering it, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. “Cokie’s career as a journalist at National Public Radio and ABC News... Read More

District of Columbia Evokes Spirit of 1776 in Battle for Statehood In The News
District of Columbia Evokes Spirit of 1776 in Battle for Statehood

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton evoked the Founding Fathers to plead their case for district statehood while riding in a statehood parade to the Capitol on Monday. The two D.C. political leaders... Read More

Trump Rallies to Kavanaugh’s Defense After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Surfaces Supreme Court
Trump Rallies to Kavanaugh’s Defense After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Surfaces

WASHINGTON — President Trump vigorously defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday following a new allegation of sexual misconduct during the Supreme Court justice’s college years, as some leading Democratic presidential contenders raised fresh suspicions that Kavanaugh was untruthful during last year’s... Read More

After Mass Shootings, Gun Advocates in Texas Worry About a Political Shift Texas
After Mass Shootings, Gun Advocates in Texas Worry About a Political Shift

HOUSTON — Four years ago, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged his constituents to arm up. “I’m EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA,” he tweeted. “Let’s pick up the pace Texans.” Last week, as Texas was... Read More

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