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Jon Stewart’s first movie tackles torture in Iran

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“Rosewater,” the first movie directed by “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, shows how it is possible to find humor and humanity even in the darkest of places. Continue reading

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Exonerated prisoners face uphill climb to regain their lives

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Only 29 states and Washington, D.C. have laws that provide compensation for people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes after their release. Continue reading

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Post-election resources for your class

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Looking for a way to start a conversation in your class about the 2014 midterm election and results? Check out our resources below, including student-produced reports,…read more

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Midterms 2014: resources for students

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This year’s midterm elections are here and PBS NewsHour Extra wants to share our best resources with you! Looking for election night coverage? Join the…read more

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“Disgraced” explores identity and Islam in America

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In “Disgraced,” a man confronts the question of what it means to be a Muslim in contemporary America. Continue reading

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