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12:06 PM EST 4 Comments

Senate Heads Toward Vote On Anti-Violence Act

The measure would renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which expired in 2011, and broaden it to cover gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

12:15 PM EST 43 Comments

Is Change In A Cup The Best Way To Help The Homeless?

The head of the National Coalition for the Homeless says he’s among those who feel conflicted about giving money to panhandlers on the street.

12:30 PM EST Comment

Emergency Alert Hoax Warns Montana Of Zombies

There are no zombies in Montana, despite a real-sounding emergency alert that kicked in over programming on two television stations there.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Sexual Assaults Persist In Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is still a focus of many protests, but recently it’s become notorious for more menacing reasons: the number of sexual assaults that take place there.

12:40 PM EST Comment

A Call For A Greener State Of The Union

Instead of arguing that green energy creates jobs, The New York Times’ David Leonhardt says Democrats should argue that climate change is turning out to be even more expensive.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Carrie Rodriguez Fiddles Her Way To Center Stage

Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez started out playing classical violin as a child. But though she went on to the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, the fiddle called her.

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February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.

February 26 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 3 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.