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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Case Challenging Affordable Care Act

Can corporations exercise religious rights? SCOTUS hears challenge to contraceptive mandate

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments from two private for-profit companies that claim the Affordable Care Act (the president’s signature healthcare law,…read more

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President Obama tackles climate change and education in 2014 State of the Union address

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In his annual speech before both chambers of Congress last night, President Barack Obama challenged the country to address climate change, pledging to develop the natural gas and solar power industries. Continue reading

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Paper football and government fundamentals – Lesson Plan

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction Use this lesson plan to help students understand the difference between the types of governments…read more

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Tech Companies Call on Government to Reign in Surveillance

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Eight major tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, banded together to write an open letter to the president and Congress…read more

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#MyZeitgeist Year in Review Project – Lesson Plan

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Introduction  zeit·geist - noun, \ˈtsīt-ˌgīst,ˈzīt-\ : the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place. From the George Zimmerman trial and the secrets leaked by…read more

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