WASHINGTON — Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls. Continue reading
Scientists hope a new mapping model published this week that pinpoints where the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel lives will help conservationists better focus efforts to protect it and its equally threatened habitat, the Appalachians’ red spruce forests. Continue reading
Sweet Briar College announced Tuesday that it is shutting down at the end of this academic year.
The University of Virginia has reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the heart of a Rolling Stone story involving an alleged gang rape, after Charlottesville police said they did not find “any substantive basis” for the allegations. Continue reading
Republican Ed Gillespie has conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner. Gillespie says he won’t seek a recount in the tight race even though state law entitles him to one. Continue reading
Republican Ed Gillespie is facing a choice whether to concede the Virginia Senate race or fight on after Democrat Mark Warner claimed a narrow second-term victory. Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, has not spoken publicly since Tuesday night, when he said he wanted the vote-counting process to play out. Continue reading
Teen sexting is very common, and in many states it’s also a crime. When a teen sends a sexually explicit photo of themselves, is that child both the perpetrator and the victim of child pornography? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Hanna Rosin about a case in Virginia and the peculiar challenges raised by juvenile sexting. Continue reading