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Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:57

In Nashville, several public schools are struggling to compete with nearby charters. To recruit more students, teachers are tearing a page from the charter playbook: going door to door.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:57

About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:57

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine press. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:57

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:49

The storm is expected to be at least a Category 4 when it hits the island chain on Friday. Some places are still recovering from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:58

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:20

A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:11

"The Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation of Mr. Garner's death," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:07

The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:17

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:05

He was in the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces, and he also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones. McLagan died today in Austin, Texas. He was 69.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:01

Texas, which is leading the states, filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. State Attorney General Greg Abbott said the president's action "tramples" the Constitution.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:55

The protests — at Grand Central Terminal and other places — follow the announcement that a New York police officer won't be indicted in the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:53

If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:53

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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