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Holding the pencil between her wrists, the first grader Anaya Ellick formed neat letters, earning her the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.
May 6, 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.
May 6, 2016
The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. A small firm in eastern Kentucky is turning unemployed coal workers into software developers.
May 6, 2016
Maryland police say that they are investigating whether Eulalio Tordil, who is suspected of killing his wife on Thursday, is connected to two shootings on Friday. Tordil has been taken into custody.
May 6, 2016
When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.
May 6, 2016
The fires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been burning all week, and responders are still far from containing them. Take a look at how the emergency has unfolded.
May 6, 2016
Some 50,000 pounds of tubers were scattered across hundreds of yards of highway in Charlotte, blocking the road for hours and setting off a mashup of potato-related puns.
May 6, 2016
Rising property values in Oregon in the '90s lead voters to cap property taxes. The state turned to income tax to fund its schools. But those can be unpredictable and schools have suffered ever since.
May 6, 2016
Despite uncertain odds, the company landed part of its Falcon 9 rocket in the open ocean for a second time. The rest of the spacecraft continued on to put a communications satellite into orbit.
May 6, 2016
Small businesses in Seattle have to pay a minimum of $15 an hour starting in 2021. But chef Renee Erickson has adopted higher pay for employees of her restaurant group ahead of schedule.
May 6, 2016
Ten years ago, there wasn't much doctors could do to keep people with age-related macular degeneration from going blind. A colon cancer drug changed all that. But not everyone has been saved.
May 6, 2016
Boaty McBoatface received more than 124,000 votes in an online poll by Britain's Natural Environment Research Council – more than 10 times the 11,000 votes for Attenborough's name.
May 6, 2016
Analysts had expected the economy to gain significantly more jobs. The economy has gained an average of about 250,000 jobs monthly for the past six months.
May 6, 2016
Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.
May 6, 2016
As North Korea holds its first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim Jong Un will be looking to consolidate his power in a way his father Kim Jong Il never did: by speaking publicly.
May 6, 2016
"We're still here, we're still battling," regional fire chief Darby Allen told residents last night. He added, "The beast is still up, it's surrounding the city.
May 6, 2016
Aviation High School mixes advanced academics with aviation mechanics — and a paid internship at a big airline.
May 6, 2016
The judge blocked a state agency from licensing the facility inside a private detention facility for undocumented mothers and children who have crossed the Texas-Mexico border.
May 6, 2016
Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
May 6, 2016
"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
May 6, 2016

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