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The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.
Aug. 28, 2016
Defections appear to be on the rise, but it's difficult to tell what that means about relations between North and South — or the stability of Kim Jong Un's regime.
Aug. 28, 2016
An outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns about the infamous and fearsome disease — once a scourge of the U.S., Panama and Spain.
Aug. 28, 2016
A new study shows that economic and racial school readiness gaps have narrowed significantly over a 12-year period. Score one for parental engagement and quality pre-K. But huge gaps remain.
Aug. 28, 2016
In Florida, perfect timing and alert medical staff saved a teen from almost certain death. But in North Carolina, one young woman died of an amoeba infection after rafting at a popular tourist site.
Aug. 28, 2016
One can easily imagine Hillary Clinton having some affinity with the "front porch" style campaign of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle stopping" style that came next.
Aug. 28, 2016
At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.
Aug. 27, 2016
The Los Angeles native was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissue in children. He gained wide recognition for his works on fighting the illness.
Aug. 27, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
Aug. 27, 2016
Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.
Aug. 27, 2016
Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.
Aug. 27, 2016
Parenting blogger Doyin Richards, mother Tammy Garnes, and professor Christopher Emdin share goals for the new school year and thoughts about homework.
Aug. 27, 2016
At the University of Texas, it's the first week of school under a new state law that allows concealed handguns in classes, buildings and dorms. Protesters demonstrated for and against the law.
Aug. 27, 2016
When 18-year-old Lachlan Smart touched down in eastern Australia on Saturday morning, he became youngest person to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft.
Aug. 27, 2016
As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.
Aug. 27, 2016
Nuns Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, both 68, worked as nurse practitioners providing medical care at a clinic in Holmes County, one of the poorest in the country. They were found dead on Thursday.
Aug. 27, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon remembers the late Daniel Schorr on the 100th anniversary of the newsman's birth.
Aug. 27, 2016
After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.
Aug. 27, 2016
Italy has started to bury its dead following a devastating earthquake that killed at least 290 people and left whole towns in ruins. The country has declared Saturday a national day of mourning
Aug. 27, 2016
Police say two other suspected militants were killed in the standoff. They say Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, returned to the country in 2013 and supplied guns and arms to militants.
Aug. 27, 2016

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