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Vocational education in high schools fell out of favor decades ago. For career and technical education to succeed today, a key researcher says a lot has to change.
May 14, 2016
Sughra Hussainy, a 27-year-old artist from Afghanistan, never imagined her talent in traditional Persian calligraphy would take her around the world.
May 14, 2016
While still experimental, deep brain stimulation with implanted electrodes is being tested as a way to ease dementia in patients with Alzheimer's and other neurological conditions. Could it work?
May 14, 2016
About one million Poles live in Britain, but they won't be able to vote in the June 23 referendum that will decide if Britain stays in the EU.
May 14, 2016
In the months after Trump announced his bid for president, citizenship applications were up about 14.5 percent compared to the year before. Is the "Trump effect" pushing immigrants to naturalize?
May 14, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be pick very different running mates. Here are 14 people in six categories they could choose from.
May 14, 2016
The drugmaker was the "last remaining open-market source of drugs used in executions," The New York Times reported. Other U.S. and European firms had already blocked drugs from use in executions.
May 13, 2016
Seems the likely Republican presidential nominee may have his own Sasha Fierce, who some say used to handle his PR.
May 13, 2016
The Republican said "most people had never heard of this issue" until recently. He also defended HB2, which requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.
May 13, 2016
Jones, who was 116, reportedly had a penchant for bacon and lingerie. Now, there is believed to be only one person still alive who was born before 1900.
May 13, 2016
The tiny waste harvesters use the Milky Way as a guide to roll their dung meals away to safety. Now researchers say the beetles take "snapshots" of the constellation and store them in their brains.
May 13, 2016
Some states and districts are ahead of the recommendations announced today by the Obama Administration. Some are in conflict.
May 13, 2016
Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.
May 13, 2016
We hear a lot less about Afghanistan these days, but America's longest war isn't over. The U.S. military still has nearly 10,000 personnel in the country, where they're assisting the Afghans.
May 13, 2016
Four female pilots says that Frontier Airlines failed to proved legally required accommodations so they could pump breast milk and do their jobs. They are being represented by the ACLU in a lawsuit.
May 13, 2016
On Sunday, this Italian city — birthplace of the Margherita pizza — will try to swipe Milan's record for the world's longest pie.
May 13, 2016
Mustafa Badreddine is believed to oversee the group's extensive military operations inside Syria since 2011. It's not clear what kind of explosion killed him or who is responsible.
May 13, 2016
Teenagers are an overlooked group when it comes to global health. A new report offers often surprising insights into the threats to their health and well-being.
May 13, 2016
A man tried to climb up on a statue at Lisbon's Rossio train station for a picture, causing the figure of King Sebastian to fall and shatter. The national monument was more than 120 years old.
May 13, 2016
A new video ad from Save the Children shows a girl going through the harrowing journey of a Syrian refugee — only she's British and it takes place in London.
May 13, 2016

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