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Two Moms, Two Choices For Their Kids' Education

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:20am

Most kids in California go to schools segregated both by race and by poverty or wealth. But two families, one white and one black, tried their own integration experiments.

Suspected S.C. Serial Killer Charged With 3 More Murders

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:18am

This is in addition to the four murder counts that Todd Kohlhepp is already facing. The 45-year-old realtor and registered sex offender has confessed to all seven murders.

The Challenges For Media In Covering Donald Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:11am

Three weeks after the election, the tension between President-elect Donald Trump and mainstream media organizations continues.

Wildfire Tears Through Tennessee As Region Suffers Exceptional Drought

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:05am

At least four people were taken to hospitals with burns, and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed in Tennessee's Sevier County after a wildfire moved into populated areas overnight.

5 Things to Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:59am

Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.

Women Could Pay More Than Men For Health Care Under Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:44am

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. But Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.

'Moonlight' Scored At The Gotham Awards, Which Is Why We Have Awards

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:30am

The ability of an initially low-profile film like Moonlight to soar at the Gotham Awards is one of the times when awards prove they don't have to just be cynical back-patting exercises.

Trump's Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:09am

With an early morning tweet, President-elect Donald Trump revives an issue that hasn't been front and center in American politics for more than a quarter-century.

'Miracle On 34th Street': An Old Holiday Movie For Modern Times

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 9:57am

What makes Miracle on 34th Street so delightful is the way it constantly turns the question of belief vs. evidence into a question about our most essential and human values, says blogger Adam Frank.

Zika Pregnancies And Big Questions In Puerto Rico

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 9:04am

More than 2,600 pregnant women on the island have tested positive for Zika. While the number of confirmed cases of fetal abnormalities has been small, officials are concerned about long-term effects.

Top Stories: Brazilian Plane Crash; Trump Pick For HHS Secretary

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 7:18am

Also: Gatlinburg, Tenn. is evacuated because of a wildfire; supporters of an increased federal minimum wage will protest today; and an autographed copy of Mahler's 2nd Symphony goes to auction today.

Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price To Head Health And Human Services

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tevi Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute and a former deputy secretary of Health in the George W. Bush administration, about the selection of Price.

Russian Government Accused Of Controlling Christmas

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:21am

Officials offered guidelines for how children should write their letters to Russia's version of Santa. The BBC reports the government worried kids were giving up too many personal details.

Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Players Crashes In Colombia, Killing At Least 76

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:11am

The Chapocoense soccer team was flying to Medellin for a tournament when the charter plane crashed in a mountainous area late Monday night. At least five people survived the crash.

Tijuana Restaurant Revamps Menu To Give Haitian Refugees A Taste Of Home

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:00am

Many Haitians seeking asylum in the U.S. are stuck in limbo in the Mexican border city. They've found the comforts of home cooking at a tiny eatery that ditched Mexican classics for all Haitian fare.

'Searching For John Hughes,' And Finding Yourself

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:00am

Jason Diamond tried to write a biography of John Hughes, director of classic '80s teen movies, but along the way, the story became more about his search for Hughes than the elusive filmmaker himself.

Being Knighted Isn't Always What It's Cracked Up To Be

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 5:45am

Britain's Princess Beatrice threw a party, and singer Ed Sheeran attended. He jokingly asked if he could be knighted. But when getting into position, she accidentally slashed his face.

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 5:00am

Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

S. Korean President Says She's Open To Stepping Down, But Doesn't Resign

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:36am

In an opaque move that likely lengthens South Korea's domestic political drift, embattled President Park Geun-hye put her fate in the hands of lawmakers.

Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

The National Retail Federation says more consumers shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend than in stores. A consultant says consumers have gotten far more comfortable shopping on their phones.

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