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The World Is Voting (Unscientifically) For U.S. President

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

The German weekly Zeit Online asked readers which they prefer, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Editor Jochen Wegner says 100,000 have returned ballots from around the world.

Bridgegate Case Is In Jurors' Hands

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

Two former aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are accused of causing a traffic jam to punish an official for not endorsing Christie. The defendants say the plan was just a traffic study.

Lack Of Child Care Ratings Systems Leaves Parents In A Bind

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

About 20 states are in the process of creating a ratings system for child care providers. But it's hard to decide which standards best measure quality and which are most useful to parents.

Comey Faces Sharp Criticism; Ex-FBI Official Calls Clinton A 'Criminal'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

The FBI promised a swift review of a trove of emails that may be relevant to the probe of Hillary Clinton's server. David Greene talks to ex-FBI assistant director James Kallstrom, a Trump supporter.

Several States, Employers Help Workers Make Time To Vote

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

Many people say they don't have the time to stand in line, or they're worried about being late for work. But about half of states require employers to offer some form of paid leave to vote.

How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:05pm

Research shows that the way a school 'feels' can help kids learn. But school climate remains a hard concept to define and measure.

How A Theory of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:00pm

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called Broken Windows, and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

Obamas Welcome Trick-Or-Treaters, Dance To 'Thriller'

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 8:14pm

One child dressed up as President Obama.

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