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Trump criticized for response to Muslim military family

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is being roundly criticized for his response to a speech given at the Democratic National Convention last week by the parents of Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War. Continue reading

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Democratic and Republican conventions through the eyes of young voters

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PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs (SRL) traveled to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to find a diverse range of youth perspectives on this year’s presidential election. Continue reading

(L - R)Donald Trump and his children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony during a news conference to mark the opening of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto April 16, 2012.    REUTERS/Mike Cassese (CANADA - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) - RTR30TK4

Donald Trump’s early years from trouble-making teen to military school star

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Born and raised in Queens, New York, to a family of privilege, Donald Trump grew up in a 23-room house and was driven to private school by the family chauffeur. Continue reading

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Election 2016 challenges civics teachers

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The 2016 presidential race has made teaching high school civics more difficult, particularly regarding some of the comments students have heard candidates make along the campaign trail. Continue reading

Anti-government demonstrators hold placards reading "No Brexit" during a protest outside the parliament in Athens, Greece June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2GFHW

Murder of British politician changes tone of U.K. Brexit debate

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The man accused of murdering a British member of parliament last Thursday made his first court appearance in London on Saturday. Authorities believe Thomas Mair shot and stabbed Jo Cox to death on a street in broad daylight, because of her position to keep the U.K. in the European Union. Continue reading

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