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Trump announces major policy change for transgender service members over Twitter

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When President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, his Joint Chiefs of Staff in the four branches of the military were unaware that he planned to make the announcement. Continue reading

PBS Student Reporting Labs: Lessons in STEM from early Native Americans

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The U.S. National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary in 2016, and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs observed the milestone by producing video stories…read more

The legacy of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and human rights activist

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For decades, Liu Xiaobo was one of the Chinese government’s most outspoken critics and advocates for peaceful change and democratization. Continue reading

How media literacy helps students talk about fake news, bias and unreliable sources

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

What was outcome of Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO For the sake of time, stop video at the 4-minute mark. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face…read more

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