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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating ring

The sailors caught cheating were seeking to be certified as instructors at the nuclear training unit at Charleston, South Carolina. Students there are trained in nuclear reactor operations to prepare for service on any of the Navy’s 83 nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, like the USS USS Nimitz, pictured. Show More Summary

Judge rules Louisiana schools will use Common Core tests as public support for standards wanes

A state judge in Louisiana has ruled against Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order to suspend Common Core in the state. Video still by PBS NewsHour A Louisiana state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend the...Show More Summary

Obama to speak at 12:45 p.m. EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded. Obama will speak from Martha’s...Show More Summary

Exclusive neighborhood-based social network ‘Nextdoor’ on the rise in U.S.

The social network “Nextdoor” announced this week that it has reached one in four neighborhoods across the U.S. Photo by Flickr user Chris Dlugosz More than 25 percent of American communities are using “Nextdoor,” the selective, stealthy social network that wants you to talk to your neighbors. Show More Summary

Twitter Chat: Can hashtag activism have real impact?

Nautica Blanks, left, with Santori Blanks and Launcia Blanks, right, hold signs featuring some of the trending hashtags being used on Twitter in the wake of the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Take a look at a jellyfish sting in slow motion

Video by Smarter Every Day Imagine being stabbed by a hypodermic needle that pumps a painful venom into your body once it penetrates your skin. Now, imagine being stabbed by a countless number of these, all on a microscopic level. That’s...Show More Summary

Control of the Senate could be decided by funding push for female candidates

Sen. Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina is in a tight race with state House speaker Thom Tillis (R) for a Senate seat in 2014. Hagan has the backing of Emily’s List, a PAC that supports female Democratic candidates that support abortion rights. Show More Summary

The people of Ferguson talk about Michael Brown’s shooting and the aftermath

Beyond the gas masks, violence and clashes with police, there are the concerned members of the Ferguson community who want to be heard. PBS NewsHour reporters Quinn Bowman and Mike Fritz walked the streets of the town, interviewing demonstrators...Show More Summary

Compton school police authorized to carry military-grade rifles

A new school board policy in Compton will allow police officers to carry assault rifles on school campuses. Photo by Flickr user -Piskami. With back-to-school-day less than a week to go, KPPC reports that a new school board policy in...Show More Summary

Turkish company to send electric power vessels to Gaza

As fighting resumes between Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas in Gaza after a five day ceasefire, Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding announced Tuesday plans to send a floating power station to provide electricity to the war torn area. The...Show More Summary

Journalist James Foley killed in Iraq

James Foley reporting from Aleppo, Syria in July of 2012. Photo courtesy of the Find James Foley Campaign James Foley, a freelance journalist who contributed to the GlobalPost, NBC News and the PBS NewsHour was reportedly killed this week by his Islamic State Group captors. Show More Summary

Passport officers can’t always spot fake photos

A study found that experienced TSA agents have trouble with facial recognition. Photo by Flickr user LucastheExperience. On Monday, a detailed study released on the website PLOS One revealed that many TSA agents and international airport...Show More Summary

Demand for ivory fuels dramatic surge in elephant poaching

100,000 elephant have been illegally poached in the past three years, a rate that could lead to extinction, says a new study published Monday. Photo by flickr user Matt Biddulph As global demand for black-market ivory soars, the number...Show More Summary

As Ebola fatalities hit 1,200, some victims on ZMapp show signs of recovery

Local residents gather around a very sick Saah Exco, 10, in a back alley of the West Point slum on August 19, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy was one of the patients that was pulled out of a holding center for suspected Ebola patients when the facility was overrun by a mob on Saturday. Show More Summary

Timeline of events in Ferguson

Demonstrators have been gathering in Ferguson, Missouri, since the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown to call for the arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images The clash between protesters and law enforcement continues to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence that plagues the St. Show More Summary

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to strike balance

While Obama lamented the disproportional apprehension of young black men, he also argued that’s not solely the fault of overzealous cops. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — When racial tensions erupted midway through his...Show More Summary

Simin Behbahani, Iran’s national poet, dies at 87

Simin Behbahani, seen in this Feb. 10, 2007, file photo, was one of Iran’s most prominent writers. She died Tuesday at the age of 87. Photo by Romissa Mofidi Iran’s national poet Simin Behbahani died Tuesday of heart failure at the age...Show More Summary

Texas Gov. Rick Perry assembles all-star legal defense team

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. His lead attorney took on BP after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Charging smartphones by soundwaves

Photo by Flickr user Andy Melton Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press...Show More Summary

CBS Sports’ lead analyst won’t use the name ‘Redskins’ on TV

Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison With the kickoff of NFL’s regular season less than three weeks away, CBS Sports’ lead analyst and former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms announced on Monday that he is considering calling the...Show More Summary

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