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Nation Sep 141 person killed in shooting at Delta State University
One person has died in a shooting at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. The campus remains on lock down amid reports that an active shooter remains on campus.
World Sep 03Why a photo of a dead Syrian boy touched a nerve on an enduring crisis
The three-year-old boy’s name was Aylan Kurdi. His family was one of many trying to escape Syria’s civil war for Greece when their boat capsized. Eleven others drowned, including his five-year-old brother and their mother.
Nation Sep 02Baltimore judge denies motion to dismiss charges against officers in Freddie Gray case
Protesters and Baltimore Police started gathering this morning before today’s pretrial hearing for the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
Health Aug 31WATCH: 26 years ago, Oliver Sacks wanted to be remembered like this
Not long after Oliver Sacks wrote the bestseller, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” and just before his 1973 memoir “Awakenings” made its movie debut starring Robin Williams, “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” interviewed the famed neurologist.
Arts Aug 19For Tig Notaro, nothing is off-limits
This year alone, Tig Notaro has done the comedy special “Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro” for Showtime, debuted a self-titled documentary on Netflix, and will release a one-hour stand-up special for HBO, “Boyish Girl Interrupted,” on Saturday.
Nation Aug 17300 Men March arrives in DC after overnight walk from Baltimore
More than 40 members of the 300 Men March -- a Baltimore-based grass roots group that’s trying to bring attention to the violence in Charm City -- completed a 35-mile overnight walk to Washington, D.C. It was their longest journey…
Arts Aug 117 things you didn’t know about alcohol in America
From colonial times, to Prohibition, to the "Mad Men" era, alcohol’s storied relationship with the United States dates back to the dawn of the nation.
Politics Aug 06Remembering the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been one of the most prominent pieces of civil rights legislation. Its aim: to ensure that people in areas with a history of racial discrimination receive fair treatment when they vote. The Supreme…
Nation Aug 05#ILookLikeAnEngineer challenges public perception of gender norms in tech
Sexist online reactions to an ad campaign featuring a female engineer prompted engineers to share their stories on Twitter with the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer.
Politics Aug 04Report: Rise in jail deaths despite decrease in jail population
A new report on mortality in jails and state prisons released today from the Department of Justice shows that in 2013, the most recent year numbers are available, 967 people died while in jail. The majority of jail deaths occurred…