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Conservationists want a large swath of ocean off of Cape Cod to be declared a national monument. Fishing groups oppose the plan, which would make Cashes Ledge and other fishing areas off limits.

Across the country, school districts are struggling to find new teachers. One rural town in Colorado is reaching outside the 50 states.

For the first time, physically disabled rowers will have their own event at The Head of the Charles this year. But those with intellectual disabilities are still pushing for the chance to compete.

Julius Rosenwald built nearly 5,000 schools for black children across the south. That was a century ago. But some economists thinks those schools may hold important lessons for today.

Now that the Obama administration has decided to keep U.S. forces in the country longer than initially planned, the 14-year conflict will likely be handed to his successor.

Residents in Florida's Daytona Beach are going to court to protect what they consider a fundamental right: the freedom to drive their cars and trucks on the beach.

In the port of Mariel, Cuba is creating a huge enterprise zone intended to encourage trade and welcome foreign businesses. Some companies are eager to jump in. The Americans sound a bit skeptical.

A new university in Berlin is exclusively geared to refugees. Kiron University relies on existing online courses and aims to be tuition-free and accessible to asylum seekers worldwide.

Renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy resigned Wednesday after it became public that he sexually harassed students for years. Researchers are asking why so little is done to stop harassment in science.

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.




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