George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; standing left  to right Reverend Harold Wilkie, Sandra Parrino of the National Council on Disability; seated left to right, Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, George Bush, Justin Dart, Chairman of the 's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Washington DC, USA, 26 July 1990. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Twenty-five years ago this week, President George H.W. Bush signed a bill protecting the civil rights of disabled Americans, prohibiting discrimination and ensuring their access to public spaces. Continue reading

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New teachers face increasing instability


Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

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All eyes on Pluto for historic flyby


After nine and a half years and three billion miles of travel, NASA’s New Horizons space probe finally accomplished its mission, zipping past Pluto and its three moons to snap photos and gather data. Continue reading

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People gather for a candlelight vigil against gun violence in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 3, 2015. Extra police patrols and long shifts were not enough to prevent nine deaths and about 50 injuries from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, when homicides jump almost every year. Chicago, with 2.7 million people, is the most violent large city in the United States, with poverty, segregation, dozens of small street gangs, and a pervasive gun culture all contributing to the problem. Picture taken July 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Jim Young    - RTX1JA3U

Chicago debates how to stem gun violence


After seeing the murder rate drop over the past two years, Chicago police and residents have seen a startling rise in gun violence this summer, with dozens shot each weekend. Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds health care law subsidies


The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act in a ruling that maintains health insurance for millions of Americans. Continue reading

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