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Justice Dept. report on Ferguson slams local police

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In an investigation sparked by the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department found patterns of police misconduct, racial bias and a disregard for the community. Continue reading

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How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles – Lesson Plan

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

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Net neutrality rules ensure equal access to the Internet

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The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in support of net neutrality, approving new rules to protect equal access to the Internet. Continue reading

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At Project Row Houses, an inspiration for youth activism

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Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses talks to Jeffrey Brown about his advice for young people hoping to help their community. A project fostering community growth in…read more

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Deportation relief in limbo for millions after Texas judge’s ruling

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An executive action by President Obama that was set to stop deportation procedures for five million people came to a halt this week after a federal judge in Texas blocked the president’s order. Continue reading

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