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Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

Published 08/16/2019 05:51 AM

A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline.

Want to Pay Off a Student’s Debt? At Morehouse, Donors Now Can

Published 08/14/2019 05:01 PM

Morehouse unveiled a program last week in which the school will solicit donations that would go directly to paying off its students’ loans.

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Published 08/12/2019 06:30 AM

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

How to Help Your Child Study

Published 08/22/2019 10:00 AM

Regardless of a child’s age or challenges, parents can encourage sound homework routines for a successful start to the school year.

Trump Orders Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans

Published 08/22/2019 11:42 AM

The directive came after 51 attorneys general criticized the federal Education Department for cumbersome eligibility rules for disabled veterans to eliminate their college loan debt.

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco

Published 08/21/2019 04:47 AM

Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.

San Francisco School Board Votes to Hide, but Not Destroy, Disputed Murals

Published 08/15/2019 05:52 AM

The vote, which came after a tense meeting, nullified an earlier vote to paint over Depression-era school murals that some considered offensive to minorities.

Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81

Published 08/13/2019 04:50 AM

In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.

To Graduate, File a Fafsa, More High School Seniors Are Told

Published 08/09/2019 02:00 PM

More states are requiring it, and students who complete the form are more likely to attend college — especially low-income pupils, says a group that promotes college education.

Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame

Published 08/08/2019 04:50 AM

Stop-motion animation is a great way to bring toys and other objects to life — and learn the basics of filmmaking.

A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk

Published 08/19/2019 03:04 PM

To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend.

Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Published 08/06/2019 08:52 PM

The class-action suit had been filed by nine women who said they were raped or harassed by their professors.

Vivian Paley, Educator Who Promoted Storytelling, Dies at 90

Published 08/02/2019 03:40 AM

Her methods helped children “join a complex and diverse social world,” a colleague said, but they met resistance from advocates of standardized testing.

Corbin Gwaltney, Chronicle of Higher Education Founder, Dies at 97

Published 08/02/2019 08:12 PM

He saw a void in the 1950s and filled it with coverage of colleges and universities. Today the publication reaches a wide readership online and in print.

Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

Published 07/30/2019 08:11 PM

Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.

Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Men

Published 07/30/2019 07:58 PM

Or more competent, a new study finds.

How Has Fortnite Affected Your Family?

Published 07/29/2019 09:32 PM

We want to hear how parents and young players perceive the video game’s positive and negative impacts.

Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated?

Published 07/28/2019 07:30 AM

Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.

Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

Published 07/28/2019 01:19 PM

Passed over for an air-conditioned summer internship, Harrison Duran instead braved rattlesnakes in a remote area of North Dakota to help make a thrilling discovery.

Doctors in Debt: These Physicians Gladly Struck a Deal With California

Published 07/30/2019 05:04 AM

The state is providing up to $300,000 in debt relief for doctors who agree to accept Medicaid. The grant has lifted “an emotional burden,” one recipient said, adding, “I can focus on my patients.”

College Road Trip: Indiana

Published 08/13/2010 07:50 PM

College Road Trip: California

Published 08/13/2010 07:40 PM

College Road Trip: Georgia

Published 08/13/2010 07:11 PM

Improving Instruction on Instruction in Education Grad Schools

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Few schools prepare teachers for life in the classroom, research shows.

The Business School Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate business schools

The New Doctors in the House

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How nurses are evolving into far bigger roles at hospitals.

The Science Rankings Methodology

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

How we rank graduate programs in the sciences

Business School: Teaching More Than Work Ethic

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Tomorrow's corporate leaders are learning business skills and social values at B-schools.

Bitten by the Green Design Bug

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

Engineering students flock to sustainable design, and schools aim for green waters.

Bringing Better Health to Rural America

Published 04/15/2010 05:00 AM

The nation's small towns need more physicians, and med schools aim to fill the gap.

Colleges Where Need for Aid Can Hurt Admission Odds

Published 03/23/2010 03:22 PM

See which schools are most likely to admit and you and give you financial aid.

Government Helps Low-Income Grad Students Pay for School

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Loans to be capped at 15 percent of income, and those entering public service may get loans forgiven.

Picking the Right School for an Education Grad Degree

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Is it more important to go to a great school or a school near where you want to teach?

Medical Schools Fight the War Against Disease

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Epidemiologists go straight to the source, then sift their data one clue at a time.

Business Schools Look for Different Kinds of Students

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Admissions offices are pursuing more women and minority candidates.

How Technology Is Changing the Medical Profession

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

Clinical practice guidelines, electronic medical records, and population science are revolutionary.

Aerospace Engineering Searches for New Talent

Published 04/22/2009 09:00 PM

As more baby boomers reach retirement, demand for qualified graduates is on the rise.

America's Best Colleges: Most International Students

Published 03/17/2009 04:06 PM

The percent of undergraduates who are international.

America's Best Colleges: Freshman Retention Rates

Published 03/17/2009 04:01 PM

The average proportion of freshmen who return the following fall.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity Among Top Schools

Published 03/17/2009 03:52 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants at the Top 25 schools.

America's Best Colleges: Economic Diversity

Published 03/17/2009 03:44 PM

Percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants.

America's Best Colleges: Best Values

Published 03/17/2009 03:39 PM

These colleges give the best bang for your buck.

Cheaper, Bigger, and Cooler Student Loans

Published 07/01/2008 05:58 PM

New federal standards ease some of the financial pressure for students and their parents.

Colleges Drop Their Loan Programs

Published 04/17/2008 06:10 PM

Administrators at more than 250 public colleges have opted out of the Stafford loan program.

The Impact of the Virginia Tech Attack

Published 04/17/2008 05:59 PM

One consequence of the attack is the increased speed with which colleges respond to threats.

Cuts in European-Language Studies

Published 04/17/2008 05:43 PM

As more students study Arabic and Chinese, European-language departments are suffering cutbacks.

Hot Tips for a Graduate Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Smart Choices Special Ed. The number of teachers in this specialty is forecast to rise almost 15% by 2016. At some schools (e.g., Vanderbilt...

New Ways to Get a Degree in Education

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Options include salaried training, condensed course, and flexible schedules.

Hot Tips for Law School Students

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Specialization isn't the only way to gain practical know-how in law school.

Getting Business School Skills While in Law School

Published 03/26/2008 04:01 PM

Law school students can choose joint programs and special courses.

Changes for the GRE Exam This Fall

Published 09/12/2007 08:44 PM

The fill-in-the-blank questions get trickier, and some questions don't give any choices at all.

Playing Your Cards Right

Published 09/07/2007 05:44 PM

The stakes in the financial aid game are higher than ever.

Loans Are as Tricky as Ever

Published 09/07/2007 05:39 PM

Colleges break links with lenders but now give less guidance.

The New Rules of Finding Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:28 PM

Codes of conduct and pending legislation are changing loan options for students and parents.

Nickel and Diming Your Kids to College

Published 09/07/2007 05:23 PM

Small rebates from retailers are just another way parents can fund ever expanding 529 plans.

Learning Economics 101

Published 09/07/2007 05:16 PM

Schools expect students to work part time. So do parents.

How to 'Leverage' Your Aid

Published 09/07/2007 05:03 PM

You can get more dough by pitting schools against one another.

SAT Scores Drop for the Second Year in a Row

Published 08/28/2007 04:41 PM

The College Board reports a gender gap in the writing section and a rise in students with disabilities.

Trump Administration to Automatically Forgive Federal Student Loan Debt for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

Published 08/21/2019 08:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY— Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that will significantly streamline the process to erase federal student loan debt for totally and permanently disabled veterans. Through a process called Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge, veterans will now have their student loan debt discharged unless they decide to opt-out of the process.  The Department anticipates notifying more than 25,000 eligible veterans and continuing the discharge process on a quarterly basis.

Hands-On Learning: A Day at the Farm

Published 08/21/2019 12:07 AM

Taking your student to a local farm is a great hands-on educational opportunity. Use this the guide below to help make your trip engaging, educational, and enjoyable. Before your visit: Read a book about farm animals with your student. Talk about the different names for animals and their offspring. During a meal, talk about the Continue Reading

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Reacts to 2019 Education Next Poll: “Clearly, our Education Freedom Scholarships proposal is the solution American families want”

Published 08/20/2019 05:16 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after Education Next released its 2019 opinion poll on education policy: "The results are no surprise to those of us who believe in students and trust parents and teachers.

Hands-On Learning: Visiting Your Local Farmers Market

Published 08/08/2019 07:21 PM

  Bringing your student to your local farmers market is a great educational opportunity. Use this the guide below to make your trip engaging, educational, and enjoyable.   Before your visit: Read about or briefly explain the purposes of a farmers market and what you will do and see during your visit. During your visit: Continue Reading

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Calls on National Education Association to Drop Lawsuit that Puts Financial Aid for Students in Jeopardy

Published 07/29/2019 08:37 PM

WASHINGTON—U.S.Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called on the National Education Association (NEA) today to drop its politically-motivated lawsuit and stop standing in the way of students working to complete their postsecondary education program.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Calls for Review of Income Verification for Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Published 07/25/2019 07:33 PM

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement calling for a comprehensive review of income verification of Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans following the publication of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled Federal Student Loans: Education Needs to Verify Borrowers' Information for Income-Driven Repayment Plans.

Five New Companies Pledge to Increase Employment and Job Training Opportunities for American Workers

Published 07/19/2019 03:08 AM

West Columbia, SC—During U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' visit to South Carolina to mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of President Donald Trump's Pledge to America's Workers, five additional companies committed to increasing employment and job training opportunities. The signing took place at Nephron Pharmaceuticals which was the first company in South Carolina to sign the pledge nearly a year ago.

Georgia and North Carolina Become Latest States to Test New Ways to Assess Student Achievement

Published 07/17/2019 02:05 PM

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved two additional states to assess student achievement in new, creative ways. Georgia and North Carolina will take part in the innovative assessments pilot program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during the 2019-2020 school year.

The 2019 President’s Education Awards

Published 07/16/2019 08:36 PM

The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors students selected annually by their school principal. This year, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated the 2019 PEAP honorees, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle, and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments and growth. The students come from more than 25,000 public, private, and military schools

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy Graduation

Published 07/15/2019 03:00 PM

Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership as our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and more broadly as a leader in developing effective approaches—like this academy—to address information security challenges. I'd also like to thank Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent and the many agency CIOs for joining us. Thank you as well SANS Technology Institute President Alan Paller and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Margaret Weichert.

Secretary DeVos Congratulates Bob King on Senate Confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Published 07/11/2019 05:40 PM

Washington- Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated Bob King on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Department's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. “We are excited to finally have Bob King confirmed by the Senate,” said Secretary DeVos. “His knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to rethink higher education in order to better serve all students and prepare them for successful lives and careers. Congratulations, Bob!”

New Data Show Secretary DeVos' Reforms to the Office for Civil Rights are Driving Better Results for Students

Published 07/10/2019 07:50 PM

WASHINGTON—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released new data today that show students who file civil rights complaints under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ leadership are served more efficiently and effectively than students who filed civil rights complaints during the previous administration. In fact, OCR has, on average, resolved almost double the number of civil rights complaints per year compared to the prior eight fiscal years.

Your Burning Questions about Dual Enrollment, Answered.

Published 07/01/2019 08:49 PM

Imagine graduating from high school with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. You may think it sounds too good to be true, but dual enrollment programs can make this a reality for many high school students. Because there are no universal federal guidelines that exist to determine how dual enrollment programs are structured, Continue Reading

Today Marks the Beginning of a New Era in Career and Technical Education

Published 07/01/2019 08:46 PM

WASHINGTON—Today, July 1, marks the beginning of a new era in career and technical education as states begin to implement the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Secretary DeVos Announces School Safety Grant Opportunities

Published 06/28/2019 02:38 PM

WASHINGTON — In support of the recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety's (FCSS) final report, the U.S. Department of Education announced today it is now accepting applications for three fiscal year 2019 grant competitions that support locally tailored approaches to school safety. PROJECT PREVENT GRANT PROGRAM

What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

Published 08/22/2019 12:00 PM

An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

Howard University Receives Donation From NBA Star To Start Golf Team

Published 08/22/2019 10:00 AM

NBA star Steph Curry is the man behind one of the biggest charitable gifts in Howard University history. The money will fund Division 1 golf teams for men and women at the school for the next 6 years.

Robert Cameron, New CFPB Student Loan Watchdog, Is A Former Industry Executive

Published 08/21/2019 10:54 PM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is getting a new student loan watchdog. Robert Cameron is a former top official at one of the large student loan servicing companies the CFPB once policed.

YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech

Published 08/21/2019 04:05 PM

The 25-year-old has gone from posting tech reviews in his childhood home to interviewing Tesla's Elon Musk.

The Case For Summer Vacation

Published 08/20/2019 11:30 AM

Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.

New Research Casts Doubt On Connection Between Smartphone Use And Teen Mental Health

Published 08/19/2019 10:10 PM

New research casts doubt on the connection between smartphone use and teens' mental health. Some argue it is a case of correlation, not causation, and that the threat is overblown.

Litigating Title IX

Published 08/18/2019 12:55 PM

Some men accused of sexual assault are filing lawsuits against their universities over Title IX violations. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel.

Teaching To Protect The Hopi Language

Published 08/17/2019 01:00 PM

Hopi is an endangered language. The Hopi Nation in Arizona is working to preserve it with a summer program that teaches the language to preschoolers and, in some cases, to their parents.

One Educator Has The Secret For Helping Struggling Readers Succeed

Published 08/16/2019 10:05 AM

A social entrepreneur, drawing on his background as an immigrant, believes he has found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

Graduate Students Are Increasingly Shouldering The Country's Student Debt

Published 08/14/2019 10:32 PM

Graduate students are increasingly shouldering the country's student debt. NPR's The Indicator takes a look at how that came to pass and what it might mean for the economy.

Ohio State University Wants To Trademark The Word 'The'

Published 08/14/2019 12:09 PM

The school's official name is The Ohio State University. Ohio State wants to trademark the word "the" so they can put it on apparel. OSU is offering a brand of "THE" clothing.

India Sets Weight Limits On Students' Backpacks

Published 08/13/2019 10:00 AM

In India, children's backpacks often weigh half their body weight. New rules limit the weight of backpacks and ban some homework to prevent damage to students' backs.

What Parents May Not Realize When They Post About Their Kids Online

Published 08/12/2019 09:22 PM

Some say kids have a right to privacy online — and parents pose the greatest danger of violating that right.

El Paso Educators Are Ready To Talk To Students About Shooting As School Begins

Published 08/12/2019 09:22 PM

Monday is the first day of the school year for El Paso's public school system. Educators are ready to talk with students about the recent mass shooting — and the fears around domestic terrorism.

Mass Shootings Renew Schools' Concerns With Protecting Students

Published 08/12/2019 10:03 AM

Schools are investing in high-tech solutions to flag potential student perpetrators of violence such as mass shootings. Privacy experts and student advocates are concerned.

Trump touts quote calling him 'second coming of God' to Jews in Israel

Published 08/21/2019 02:54 PM

A day after saying American Jews who vote for Democrats show “great disloyalty,” President Trump touted comments from a conservative radio host who said that Jews in Israel "love him" like a king or the Messiah.

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

Published 08/20/2019 06:35 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets daily as a result of Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran's crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen

Published 08/20/2019 09:53 PM

Rapides Parish Sheriff's OfficeAfter nearly four decades, Louisiana police have charged two men they believe brutally raped and murdered an 18-year-old girl before disposing of her body in the woods.Leo Laird, 64, and Gary Haymon, 54, were both charged on Monday in the death of 18-year-old Donna Gayle Brazzell, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. The young woman’s skeletal remains were found near Nichols Cemetery Road in 1980, but authorities were unable to identify them until last month.The Daring DNA Hunt That Cracked France’s Gruesome Cold Case“These cases never, ever leave a policeman’s mind,” Officer William Earl Hilton, who was first assigned the case, told KBLA. “They prey on you all the time. Especially cases like this that you never solve.”Authorities declined to elaborate on what evidence led to Laird and Haymon’s arrest, but said “sufficient probable cause was established.” Both men have been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape, and aggravated kidnapping.The mystery began on November 5, 1980, when the sheriff’s office responded to a call about “skeletal remains found in a wooded area” near Nichols Cemetery Road. Working alongside Louisiana State University’s Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons, investigators were able to determine that the remains, which were likely in the woods for at least two months, belonged to a female victim between the ages of 16 and 21.  The lab also created a DNA profile and a facial sketch of the victim but were still unable to make a positive identification. In 2014, the sheriff’s office “received information in reference to the case” that led them to name Laird and Haymon as suspects. It remains unclear what new evidence pointed to the two men.Vatican to Open Tombs in Hunt for Teen Missing for 30 YearsThe sketch of the victim proved key to cracking the case five years later, when a woman contacted authorities claiming the picture resembled her long lost granddaughter. After a DNA comparison last month, authorities confirmed the remains belonged to the woman’s relative, Donna Gayle Brazzell.Laird, who would have been in his 20s at the time of the alleged murder, was arrested on August 14 and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He is currently being held on a $1 million bold. Haymon is already serving a 49-year prison sentence for second-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, and public bribery, authorities said. While he was originally set for release in 2047, authorities said arrangements “are in place to have Haymon booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to his new charges.”Quadriplegic Charged in Cold-Case Murder of Bay Area MomRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him

Published 08/20/2019 11:32 PM

A Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou, a raccoon-like carnivore native to the rain forests of Central and South America.

The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space.

Published 08/21/2019 01:24 PM

Climate change comes with a higher risk of wildfires. This summer, fires have ravaged the Arctic, and the flames can be seen from space.

Drivers in Idaho keep harassing busloads of immigrants' children on their way to pre-school

Published 08/21/2019 08:23 PM

One driver reported experiencing threatening incidents with other drivers while she was driving a busload of children under the age of five.

Ford's "Mustang-Inspired" Mach E Electric SUV Steps Out in Prototype Form

Published 08/21/2019 08:30 PM

Said to arrive next year, this new battery-powered crossover promises 300 miles of range and a relatively affordable starting price.

Farmer Behind the U.S.'s Largest Organic Food Fraud Scheme Dies by Suicide

Published 08/21/2019 02:27 PM

A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.

The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong

Published 08/20/2019 03:52 PM

Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short’ recession

Published 08/21/2019 12:05 AM

The White House is weighing cuts to corporate and payroll taxes, among other measures, to cushion the U.S. economy if an election-year recession hits.

WIDER IMAGE-"I don't recommend you do this": Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler

Published 08/21/2019 12:00 AM

In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands. "This job makes me feel like I'm a superhero," he said.

We can't trust police to protect us from racist violence. They contribute to it

Published 08/21/2019 01:29 PM

White nationalists pervade law enforcement. Fighting far right violence means continuing our fight for police accountabilityProtesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on 13 August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAs mass violence continues, many of us have become rightly afraid for the people we love. We want justice, but we also want protection.So what are the solutions we’re hearing about following this month’s violence? One idea we must reject is the idea of trusting law enforcement to protect us from white nationalist violence, given how much they contribute to it. If people in law enforcement want to be seen as experts on defeating white nationalism, shouldn’t they have to get rid of all the white nationalists in their own ranks first?White nationalists pervade law enforcement. There is a long history of the military, police and other authorities supporting, protecting or even being members of white supremacy groups. But it’s not just history. It was revealed last week that a black man in Michigan came upon KKK materials and Confederate flags in plain view while being shown a home for sale – the home of a police officer on the force for more than 20 years who shot and killed a black man in 2009 without consequence.It’s a widespread pattern. As early as 2006, the FBI flagged it. Another FBI report in 2015, not covered nearly enough, indicated that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers”. (And that’s the FBI, which has its own history of white supremacy affinity groups.)White nationalists connect through online networks and offline groups, and openly share tactics for infiltrating and influencing police departments, border patrol, the FBI and the military. That was the case for a Virginia police officer – assigned to a high school – who was revealed to be a longtime white nationalist and served as a recruiter for Identity Evropa, one of the groups behind the Charlottesville hate rallies and violence. He was not shy about his cover. In chat messages, he “discussed ways to downplay appearances of racism, while still promoting white nationalism”.Another thing many of those like him are not shy about: stoking and celebrating violence, and promoting hateful misinformation and rhetoric. The Plain View Project tracked publicly posted social media material from more than 3,500 confirmed current and retired law enforcement officers, and found that “about 1 in 5 of the current officers, and 2 in 5 of the retired officers, made public posts or comments ... displaying bias, applauding violence, scoffing at due process or using dehumanizing language”. The Center for Investigative Reporting was able to identify almost 400 current and retired law enforcement officials who were members of private Facebook “Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia” groups.We have seen racist text messages and emails among active officers revealed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and more, including among those in management with direct authority over law enforcement practices. As the Portland case proved, we must come to terms with the depth of association between senior law enforcement and white nationalist leaders and groups – people they should be investigating and thwarting, not encouraging and helping to evade justice.Neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia after marching through the campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesIt would be naive to look at cases in which agencies have dismissed white nationalists from their ranks as an encouraging sign, whether in police departments, border patrol (an agent with a pattern of racist text messages ran over a Guatemalan migrant with a truck), the coast guard (a white nationalist aimed to “murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country”), military units (more Identity Evropa members in the Marines), or anywhere else.In truth, would the level of violence committed by law enforcement in communities of color, and at the border, even be possible if racial hatred weren’t part and parcel of police culture? White nationalists in law enforcement and in many roles in government, such as prosecutors, are dangerous because they routinely abuse their power to attack and debilitate communities of color, including harassment and coercion, financial exploitation, acts of sexual and racially-targeted violence and mass incarceration – all officially sanctioned, and all celebrated as part of the larger white nationalist agenda.Within the FBI, there has been an active movement among white nationalist sympathizers to protect their own by unfoundedly targeting nonviolent black activists: inventing the idea of a black extremist threat to justify surveillance of nonviolent black activists and divert attention from truly violent white nationalist perpetrators. This policy was codified in an internal “Race Paper” that a federal court allowed to remain secret, despite a move for transparency led by my organization, Color Of Change. (And people who have spoken out about internal racism at the FBI have not been treated well.)Investigations have not yet uncovered the extent to which people in law enforcement at all levels are actually involved in white nationalist violence more directly: training and mentorship, advice and tips, offering the social validation that people of color and others are, in fact, the enemy, or offering the social validation that violence is, in fact, the answer.More stories from those who know what’s happening inside law enforcement officers’ lives would help.But we already know enough. We must change the incentives for law enforcement and their unions – financial, social, cultural and otherwise – that allow the denial of this threat to persist. Instead of allowing news media to praise law enforcement as problem-solvers, we must hold them to account for the harm they enable. Lawmakers across the country must also play their role: investigating the extent of the problem, and forcing a purge of white nationalists and their sympathizers from positions of power and influence – everywhere. Fighting white nationalist violence means doubling down on our fight for police accountability.

Boycott the Oven With These Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Published 08/20/2019 10:38 PM

Parkland students announce gun control plan, aim to halve gun violence rate in 10 years

Published 08/21/2019 04:22 PM

"A Green New Deal, but for guns," quipped March for Our Lives co-founder Jaclyn Corin.

Another US combat drone has been shot out of the sky over war-torn Yemen

Published 08/21/2019 02:38 PM

This marks the second time in three months the US has lost a drone over Yemen, and the US suspects an Iranian-backed rebel group is behind the attack.

Migrants in limbo again after landing in Italy

Published 08/21/2019 11:34 PM

Dozens of migrants who disembarked on Italy's Lampedusa island were again in limbo Wednesday as a European deal to redistribute them failed to materialise and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge fine for rescuing them. The prospect of a penalty comes after a protracted standoff between the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms and Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini finally came to an end. The boat spent six days anchored off Lampedusa before a local prosecutor ordered that the migrants be allowed to land and the vessel temporarily seized amid a probe of Salvini for banning their entry to port.

Here's How Aliens Might See Earth

Published 08/21/2019 08:31 PM

It looks a bit different from the pale blue dot.

CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

Published 08/20/2019 05:59 PM

CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming.A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera. After the local journalist reclaimed his camera, Morris grabbed his arm, placed it behind his back, and shoved him out of the hotel.Morris has been charged with harassment, assault, and theft in connection with the incident.Kravotil says he was invited to the event and was allowed to film for roughly two hours before Ryan took the stage to deliver a speech, at which point Morris stole his camera but allowed other people in the room to continue filming. He called on Ryan to apologize for the incident in a Monday tweet.“She’s been silent about the unacceptable and illegal behavior of her bodyguard, Joel Morris, and we are still waiting for her comment on this unfortunate incident,” Kravotil said in a video posted to Twitter. “Maybe now that there are criminal charges, we might hear something from her. I hope, sincerely, that she does comment and I hope she does condemn this. This is unacceptable. . . . In our country, we have freedom of the press.”Ryan is a vociferous critic of President Trump and routinely disparages him for his rhetorical attacks on the press, even authoring a book on the subject last year entitled Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.

Nearly half of Trump voters would blame him for a recession, new poll says

Published 08/21/2019 03:41 PM

Almost half of those who voted for Donald Trump would blame him if the US economy goes into a recession, according to a new poll that comes as worrying signs have emerged showing that to be a possibility.The poll, by Morning Consult, found that among those who said they voted for Mr Trump in 2016, 42 per cent would find him at least partially responsible if there is another recession.

UPDATE 2-France's Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain's fault

Published 08/21/2019 07:25 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain's own making and not the European Union's, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal. The French leader said the demands made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a renegotiation of the divorce deal, including the removal of the Irish backstop, were not workable.

Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

Published 08/21/2019 09:39 PM

A 5-year-old boy unknowingly brought cocaine to a kindergarten in a New Orleans suburb, leading to the arrest of a man and a woman, police said Wednesday. A teacher saw the child holding a bag of a white powder Tuesday and called in the school resource officer, who found one bag of powdered cocaine and two of crack cocaine, Slidell police spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau said. Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, were arrested on charges of cruelty to a juvenile, possessing drugs with intent to distribute them, and possessing drug paraphernalia, said Seuzeneau.

The 10 Least Expensive Compact SUVs to Own

Published 08/21/2019 08:52 PM

Guns are a huge part of American society; taking them away won't help: Today's talker

Published 08/20/2019 07:28 PM

Guns are vital for protection in America. The acts of the few shouldn't affect citizens' rights to guns, which is protected by the Second Amendment.

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking

Published 08/20/2019 11:55 PM

The US just tested its first post-INF Treaty missile, and Russia and China are both worried and warning that the US is igniting a new arms race.

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Published 08/20/2019 02:55 PM

Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the restive Himalayan region's autonomy on August 5 and imposed a massive security lockdown on the restive region. To try and stop the raids, residents in Srinagar's Soura area have erected barricades and dug trenches in roads that lead to their cluster of homes.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Published 08/21/2019 04:59 PM

Smoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed São Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space.

Luntz: ‘I was wrong’ on climate change

Published 08/21/2019 05:11 PM

Luntz urged Democrats to "personalize, individualize and humanize" the impacts of climate change

Trump again says he is 'very seriously' looking to end birthright citizenship

Published 08/21/2019 08:35 PM

Eight months after first raising the idea, the president said his administration is again “very seriously” looking into ending the practice of conferring U.S. citizenship on anyone born in the United States.

Governor Newsom signs law to limit shootings by police

Published 08/20/2019 01:06 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police.

The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.

Published 08/20/2019 07:46 PM

Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo escaped criminal prosecution. Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter, has been locked up for years.

Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed

Published 08/21/2019 10:57 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran "will do its best" to see if the death sentence on Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali can be delayed. Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital, was arrested in Iran in April 2016 and later convicted of espionage, having been accused of providing information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists.

Parkland students unveil gun violence prevention plan: 'Policymakers have failed, so survivors are stepping up'

Published 08/21/2019 09:50 PM

March For Our Lives, the group formed by the Parkland students in the wake of the mass shooting at their school in February 2018, has unveiled a new plan for gun control.The Peace Plan is a six-step proposal focused on changing gun laws in America to prevent mass shootings, which continue to ravage the country. The students call their steps C.H.A.N.G.E., with each letter spelling out a goal.

Greece says it won't assist Iranian tanker sought by US

Published 08/21/2019 01:24 PM

Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding an Iranian supertanker sought by the U.S. but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea, believed heading for a Greek port. Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said Athens is under pressure from U.S. authorities, which claim the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1 is tied to a sanctioned organization. The vessel can still enter Greek waters or anchor offshore, in which case Athens will "see" what it will do, Varvitsiotis added.

Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Published 08/21/2019 10:41 AM

An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong for three months.

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs

Published 08/20/2019 10:09 PM

On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared video of a test flight for the Altius-U, a major step forward in its drone program.

Carrie Symonds 'barred from entering the US over Somaliland trip'

Published 08/20/2019 11:59 PM

Boris Johnson's girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, has been barred from visiting the US. She had applied for permission to go to the US in the next few days as part of her job with environmental group Oceana but the request was blocked by the American authorities, the Daily Mail reported. The situation could prove embarrassing for the Prime Minister, who is expected to meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France which begins on Saturday. The problem with Ms Symonds' travel plans could be linked to a trip to Somaliland last year. The US does not recognise Somaliland as an independent country, instead viewing it as part of Somalia. Applicants under the electronic system for travel authorisation (Esta) visa waiver programme, which allows Britons to spend up to 90 days in the US, are asked whether they have visited Somalia since March 2011. Ms Symonds visited Somaliland last year with her friend Nimco Ali, a campaigner against female genital mutilation. Following the reports of Ms Symonds' travel difficulties, Ms Ali said on Twitter: "Somaliland is Africa's best kept Secret, it's my birth place and it's stunning. "For 28 years without international assistance we have rebuilt our Country and are the only democracy in the Horn of Africa. I am happy to personally show anyone around the land I was sourced from." Ms Symonds has no official role in Downing Street and no taxpayer-funded support, although she has been pictured at functions in Number 10 with Mr Johnson. Downing Street declined to comment. Ayan Mahamoud, Head of the Somaliland Mission to the UK said, the country is an "independent, peaceful and stable" nation often wrongly confused with neighbours Somalia. She said: "We have a longstanding and positive relationship with the UK Government, and we have been proud to host members of the Government within the last 12 months, numerous Members of Parliament, and thousands of tourists from the UK every year. “We continue to call on the UK Government to support our calls for international recognition and to support Somaliland as we seek to overturn the damaging and unjustified travel restrictions unfairly imposed on our citizens by the US Government.”

Marianne Williamson pledges to remove Oval Office portrait of Andrew Jackson put there by Trump

Published 08/20/2019 09:17 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson pledged to remove the portrait of former President Andrew Jackson that President Donald Trump chose to hang in the Oval Office if she is elected to be its next occupant.

Where Does the Oxygen in the Universe Come From, Exactly?

Published 08/21/2019 02:48 PM

Scientists still don't quite understand. But they're getting closer.

Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deaths

Published 08/21/2019 04:33 PM

Robert Morris Levy was arrested and faces a grand jury indictment on manslaughter and fraud charges in connection with the death of three veterans.

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

Published 08/21/2019 06:16 PM

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer. U.S. farmers have complained this month that a government crop report did not reflect damage from historic flooding this spring. Lance Honig, crops chief at the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, was among the USDA staffers who had to leave the privately-run Pro Farmer tour, three sources with knowledge of the situation said.

See the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant from Every Angle

Published 08/20/2019 11:01 PM

Hannity: There has never been a better friend and ally to the state of Israel than Donald J. Trump

Published 08/22/2019 03:00 AM

Sean Hannity weighs in on President Trump's relationship with Israel and 'the Squad's' feud.

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Published 08/21/2019 07:30 PM

Two US military personnel were killed on Wednesday in Afghanistan, NATO announced, as talks between the US and the Taliban are set to resume in Qatar, with Washington seeking a way out of America's longest war. The identity of the two service members "killed in action" was not released, pending notification of their next of kin, Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement. The deaths bring to at least 14 the number of members of the US military to be killed in action in Afghanistan this year.

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

Published 08/20/2019 11:38 PM

A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's announcement Tuesday referred to a sexual harassment prevention policy and efforts to prevent discrimination and harassment that were implemented a year ago.

A shark attacked a woman in Hawaii, and authorities are warning it's 'still in the area'

Published 08/21/2019 03:22 PM

A 27-year-old woman was bitten twice by a shark while swimming on Tuesday. She is reportedly recovering and in "good health."

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island.

Published 08/20/2019 02:12 PM

Sixty-one percent of Americans in an INSIDER poll said they'd pay nothing, and only 29% said they'd pay more than the average cost of a used car.

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels start bursting into flames on store roofs

Published 08/21/2019 03:12 PM

In something of a bizarre story, Walmart is suing Tesla after solar panels it purchased from the EV company caught fire on a number of Walmart stores. As it stands now, Tesla solar panels can be found on as many as 240 Walmart stores across the country. Following a few incidents involving seemingly spontaneous fires, Walmart now wants Tesla to remove the solar panels and foot the bill for all the corresponding damage.As a result of the fires, Walmart is suing for breach of contract and alleges that Tesla's actions in designing and installing the panels failed to live up industry standards.All told, roof fires impacted a total of seven Walmart stores and resulted in damage that ended up costing the nationwide retailer millions.The complaint (via the Los Angeles Times) reads in part:> To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected, and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust, and the occurrence of multiple fires involving Tesla's solar systems is but one unmistakable sign of negligence by Tesla.> > ...> > To this day, Tesla has not provided Walmart with the complete set of final 'root cause' analyses needed to identify the precise defects in its systems that caused all of the fires described aboveWalmart's complaint further adds that a subsequent inspection into the fires revealed that Tesla was "engaged in widespread, systemic negligence and had failed to abide by prudent industry practices in installing, operating and maintaining its solar systems."It's worth noting that Tesla, as part of its deal with Walmart, was on the hook for maintenance and any upkeep issues arising from the solar panels. That said, Walmart alludes to the fact that the fires were most likely caused by improper installation.Interestingly, Walmart has an outstanding order with Tesla for 45 Tesla Semi Trucks, though it remains to be seen if Tesla will be able to ship those on time.

Former Massachusetts police union president used dues as 'personal piggy bank,' feds say

Published 08/21/2019 09:18 PM

Dana Pullman, feds say, paid for flowers, iTunes purchases and a romantic trip to Miami using a debit card from the Massachusetts state police union.

Mexican president says government not talking with criminal gangs

Published 08/21/2019 01:55 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday said his nine-month-old administration's efforts to bring down record rates of violent crime do not include talks with criminal gangs or armed self-defense groups. On Tuesday, Mexico's interior minister told reporters the government was holding talks with "various groups" in states hard hit by violence, in response to a question about organized criminals.

NYC Rules Ease Affordable Housing Path for Undocumented Migrants

Published 08/21/2019 06:43 PM

(Bloomberg) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is making it easier for New York City’s undocumented immigrants to qualify for scarce city-subsidized affordable housing.New eligibility rules de Blasio unveiled scrap credit-rating, Social Security and taxpayer identification requirements if applicants can show 12 consecutive monthly rent payments.“For too long, families without access to credit have faced barriers to the affordable housing they need,” de Blasio said Wednesday. “By allowing New Yorkers to submit rental history instead of credit checks, we are creating a fairer system for all New Yorkers.”The mayor’s goal of creating or preserving 300,000 units of affordable housing by 2026 has been one of his signature programs, which he’s touted while campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The city’s 500,000 undocumented immigrants would be able to participate in a lottery that already attracts more than 500 applicants for each available unit, said Bitta Mostofi, commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.Unlike federal housing programs that bar undocumented immigrants from applying for U.S. funded public or subsidized housing, they were never legally disqualified from city housing programs, said Margy Brown, associate commissioner for housing opportunity in the city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development. By ending credit-rating requirements, there’s no need for an applicant to provide Social Security and taxpayer documents, making it easier for non-citizens to qualify, she said.“We are committed to ensuring that New Yorkers across the board have equal access to affordable housing,” she said.The new policy was criticized as “a really bad idea” by Howard Husock, vice president for research and publications, at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative policy research group. “People who consistently pay their bills should be rewarded for their efforts, especially when property owners are being asked to take less-than-market rent, and deserve assurance they will get paid,” he said.To contact the reporter on this story: Henry Goldman in New York at hgoldman@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Flynn McRoberts at fmcroberts1@bloomberg.net, Michael B. Marois, William SelwayFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

GCSE results: Pass rates and top grades edge upwards

Published 08/22/2019 11:40 AM

The GCSE pass rate and top grades edge up slightly, despite concerns about exam difficulty.

Shipping containers used to house homeless children

Published 08/21/2019 04:28 PM

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.

Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Published 08/21/2019 09:38 AM

The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp.

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

Published 08/20/2019 04:06 PM

University admissions service says the top grade in a T-level qualification will be worth 168 Ucas points.

Student loan overpayments of £28m going unclaimed

Published 08/20/2019 03:38 PM

Graduates have paid millions in repayments even though their student loans have been cleared.

10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

Published 08/20/2019 12:40 AM

At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time?

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Published 08/20/2019 10:47 AM

The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.

Knife crime curfew plan for 12 year olds

Published 08/19/2019 04:57 PM

The Home Office is to allow courts to impose restrictions on people police suspect carry weapons.

What is it like to live in a converted shipping container?

Published 08/22/2019 09:45 AM

A new report says growing numbers of families live in the buildings but they are often unsuitable.

What if your A-level results don't make you feel like this?

Published 08/15/2019 05:15 PM

Eddie Playfair, of the Association of Colleges, and Helena Poole, of Which? University, offer advice.

A-levels: What subjects are students dropping and why?

Published 08/15/2019 12:31 PM

As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their A-Level results, Reality Check looks at how subject choices are changing.

A-level results 2019: Key questions

Published 08/15/2019 01:13 AM

As thousands of teenagers receive their A and AS-level results, the BBC looks at some key questions.

'Don't break yourself over a letter on a piece of paper'

Published 08/15/2019 01:14 AM

Here are some words of advice and encouragement for those awaiting their A level results.

BTec Nationals: Who are the students who didn't just do A-levels?

Published 08/14/2019 12:39 PM

All about the BTec National, one of the popular alternatives to A-levels.

'It's good to have rules, children know where they stand'

Published 08/22/2019 09:36 AM

At the Michaela School near Wembley a strict ‘tiger teaching’ approach has drawn both criticism and praise.

Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

Published 08/21/2019 03:45 AM

Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms.

Twin festival in northwest France reaches 25th year

Published 08/16/2019 01:14 AM

The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins, now in its 25th year.

Bournemouth cookery class for young asylum seekers

Published 08/16/2019 12:17 AM

Workshops are teaching young asylum seekers how to cook and improve their English skills.

A-levels: Students celebrate results

Published 08/15/2019 06:01 PM

Thousands of students collect their A-level results as the proportion picking up top grades falls.

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