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How schools’ delayed start in Ferguson is affecting kids

The start of school in Ferguson, Missouri has been delayed by three days. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. School was supposed to start last Thursday for the kids of Ferguson, Missouri. But when rioting escalated Wednesday night, Ferguson-Florrisant School District officials made the decision to cancel classes for two days due to safety concerns. Show More Summary

Stinging tumors with scorpion and honeybee venom

Venom from scorpions has been found to be effective in fighting cancerous tumors. Photo by Wikimedia user JAdams1776 When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected through the stingers. Show More Summary

Obama to speak on Iraq, Ferguson at 4 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama...Show More Summary

Why is math easier for some kids than others?

The sooner kids stop counting on their fingers, the better they are at math later in life. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that when kids begin processing mental math, the brain reorganizes itself to use the...Show More Summary

Liberian mob attacks Ebola clinic; dozens of patients missing

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 16: A family (C), leaves an Ebola isolation center after a mob forced open the gates of the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting, ‘No Ebola in West Point,’ opened the gates and took out the patients. Show More Summary

Julian Assange to leave Ecuador’s embassy in London

Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino (left) shakes hands with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange confirmed he “will be leaving the embassy soon”. Photo...Show More Summary

Sen. James Jeffords, who reshaped the senate in 2001, dies at 80

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman James Jeffords, during a news conference announcing the committee’s agreement on an education package in 2001. Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images MONTPELIER, Vt. Show More Summary

No arrest warrant will be issued for Texas Gov. Perry

AUSTIN, Texas — A warrant won’t be issued for the arrest of Gov. Rick Perry following his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power. Linda Estrada, a grand Jury clerk in Travis County, said Monday that the judge overseeing the...Show More Summary

Hospitals reconsider free healthcare for those who could now be insured

Photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. The...Show More Summary

WATCH: Michael Brown’s family to discuss autopsy

The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT today to discuss preliminary forensic findings. Watch it live in the player above. The post WATCH: Michael Brown’s family to discuss autopsy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Raising a kid today costs $245,340

Photo illustration by Getty Images WASHINGTON — A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden,...Show More Summary

President Obama pauses vacation, returns to Washington

President Barack Obama and oldest daughter Malia return to the White House on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama...Show More Summary

Thousands protest against ‘Anti-Occupy’ reform movement

Anti-Occupy Central protestors hold flags for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and People Republic of China during a “Walk For Peace And Universal Suffrage” on Sunday, August 17, 2014. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Thousands...Show More Summary

Kurdish forces move to retake parts of Mosul Dam

With the aid of U.S. airstrikes, on Sunday, Kurdish forces were able to regain partial control of the Mosul Dam which Islamic State extremists captured nearly two weeks ago. In early August, Islamic State forces moved into Kurdish territory...Show More Summary

Perry defends veto that led to grand jury indictment

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. “I stood up for the rule...Show More Summary

Bumming rides, hitchhiking robot completes Canadian journey

A hitchhiking robot has completed a 3,700-mile journey across Canada Sunday, capping off a research project that explores the relationship between robots and humans. A team of researchers from a group of Canadian universities created...Show More Summary

Holder orders second autopsy of Michael Brown

A protestor holds up a photograph of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized a second autopsy of  Brown to be conducted by a federal medical examiner.Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images News U.S. Show More Summary

Are new health insurance policies blocking care to the sick?

WASHINGTON — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate cost-control with bias. Show More Summary

Protests escalate overnight in Ferguson, Mo.

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri escalated on Friday after police identified the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and released more details on the circumstances of the shooting. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images News On Friday night, protestors returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Perry indictment exposes political divisions in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry  is shown here in Dallas, on July 9. A grand jury has indicted Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power. Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick...Show More Summary

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