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Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers. As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
June 21, 2016
The election challenges facing Donald Trump as he prepares for the Republican National Convention continue to grow — and they are often of his own making.
June 21, 2016
The hostile climate surrounding abortion in Texas has made it hard for doctors-in-training to learn to do abortions. Professors feel intimidated, and there are fewer clinics where residents can train.
June 21, 2016
U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.
June 21, 2016
The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
June 21, 2016
When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.
June 21, 2016
Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in Star Trek, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He may have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
June 20, 2016
Even if police halt someone for no reason, the Supreme Court said, if a reason to search them is discovered, anything found is admissible. Justice Sotomayor says that disproportionately hits the poor.
June 20, 2016
Michael Steven Sandford tried to take a gun from a police officer at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. He was charged in a federal court on Monday.
June 20, 2016
As of Monday, Costco has officially moved on from its 16-year relationship with American Express and is now partnered with Visa.
June 20, 2016
Millennials profess to care about ethical sourcing when grocery shopping. But a study of chocoholics ages 18-35 shows just how different values and behavior can sometimes be.
June 20, 2016
She's one of a record 65 million refugees in the world today. Home is now a makeshift camp in Niger, buffeted by Sahara desert sands and winds.
June 20, 2016
James and the Cavs hoist the NBA trophy to 20,000 screaming fans at the airport as the city celebrates its first major sports championship in 52 years.
June 20, 2016
Hours after releasing a transcript of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's phone call with police that omitted his pledge of allegiance to ISIS, the Justice Department releases a new version.
June 20, 2016
A number of officers are accused of having sex with a teenager; others allegedly sent racist texts. The mayor's office is taking control after the chief and then two acting chiefs resigned in a row.
June 20, 2016
Some people in Egypt think autism is a curse. But a psychologist named Dahlia Soliman is determined to change attitudes.
June 20, 2016
Republicans in Congress are calling for the the full transcripts of the Orlando shooter's conversations with police to be released after the FBI released partial transcripts.
June 20, 2016
As of Monday, Costco has officially moved on from its 16-year relationship with American Express and is now partnered with Visa.
June 20, 2016
As Britain prepares to vote on whether to leave the European Union, we take a look at the country with the highest per capita income of any EU nation. It has clearly benefited from EU membership.
June 20, 2016
As food becomes increasingly scarce, hungry Venezuelans have carried out dozens of riots this month, ransacking stores that have little on their shelves.
June 20, 2016

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