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Does the law allow businesses to say ‘no’ to same-sex couples?

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As same-sex marriage becomes legal in a growing number of states, local governments are addressing a debate between same-sex couples and businesses that do not want to serve them. Continue reading

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Black History Month resources for the classroom

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Underground Railroad Scene by Hale Woodruff courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 lesson plans and resources that…read more

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From Selma to Montgomery: An introduction to the 1965 marches

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Help students gain background information on the marches that formed a cornerstone of the civil rights movement. Continue reading

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“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

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“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

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Deadly attack on cartoonists in Paris shocks France

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Three men with assault rifles entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday and fatally shot editor Stéphane Charbonnier, two cartoonists, a police guard and eight others. Continue reading

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