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The Common Core State Standards are changing reading instruction in many schools. And that means new challenges for lots of students, even traditional high achievers.

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.

President Obama is visiting Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the second time in two years. He's there to encourage the Southeast Asian nation's efforts to create a functioning democracy.

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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