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For our 50 Great Teachers series, we profile Thomas Whaley. With his second-graders on Long Island, he's teaching English ... and a lot more.

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne offer a wrap-up of what we know, as of Thursday morning, about the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left 9 people dead on Wednesday night.

For the latest on how Charleston, S.C., residents are reacting to the shooting at a local church, which killed nine people, Renee Montagne speaks with Charleston County Council member Henry Darby.

Police say they have arrested Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect, in Shelby, N.C. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Renee Montagne to offer the latest on the investigation.

The mere mention of Syrian refugees can conjure up images of families living in tents in the desert. But a bookstore in Istanbul serves as a cultural oasis and informal community center for Syrians.

Israel's long-standing policy has been to isolate Hamas. But in a rare exception, Israel does permit Qatar to send large sums for projects in Gaza, the territory run by Hamas.

In Lake Jackson, Texas, where Paul grew up, he learned politics and his small-government philosophy around his family's kitchen table.

Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.

Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.




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