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Why Teachers of Color Quit

Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.<p>I became a teacher because of where I came from.<p>I grew up in a middle-class family with immigrant parents from Mexico and Ecuador. When I was four years old, we moved to a …

State lawmaker: Arizona is a “desert racist wasteland”

A Washington state representative is not happy about the Seattle Seahawks’ recent defeat<p>Washington state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon does not like to see his Seattle Seahawks lose.<p>Taking to his Twitter account after the Seahawks' defeat to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Fitzgibbon tweeted, "Losing a …

Second Member of Pussy Riot Released, Both Continue to Criticize Putin

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the Russian activist from the punk band Pussy Riot, was freed from prison …

NSA tracked millions of cell phones around the world

According to Snowden leak, agency collected nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones<p>According to the latest leak to go public from Edward Snowden's NSA document trove, the spy agency hoarded a vast database of cellphone location data, collecting nearly 5 billion records every …

Nelson Mandela in fight from 'deathbed'

<b>South Africa's ailing first black President, Nelson Mandela, is putting up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", his daughter Makaziwe Mandela says.</b><p>She told national broadcaster SABC that the anti-apartheid icon was "still with us, strong, courageous".<p>"Even for a lack of a better word... on his …

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Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape

In a secure darkened room, Marie, a 36-year-old mother of six, whispers and struggles to make eye contact. A shoe trader, she regularly travels by …

Colombia Farc rebels to play Valderrama peace match

<b>Colombia's biggest rebel group, Farc, has accepted a challenge from national football great Carlos Valderrama to play a match for peace.</b><p>Valderrama, a former Colombia team captain also known for his golden Afro hairdo, has joined a state programme to support victims of the armed conflict.<p>In an open …

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At San Jose State, students grapple with hate crime allegations

Aaron Miller was surprised and saddened by reports that a black freshman had faced weeks of racial harassment by some of his white roommates in a San Jose State University dorm.<p>The alleged abuse was poles apart from Miller's own experience as a black student on the diverse campus.<p>"It was awful to …

Teaching being turned into a 'service industry', says Eton head

The headmaster of Eton College warns that a love of teaching is being lost in the drive to professionalise classrooms and ensure pupils hit national examination targets<p>A generation of teachers risks being turned into “functionaries in a service industry” because of a relentless focus on exam …

South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1032000/1032783_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522200472_4a8900f71459aa27fab4c4b1b5cd48b4<p><b>South Africans are flocking to the cinemas to watch a film about their former President, Nelson Mandela. The movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,</b> …

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Associated Press News

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Sandy Hook spotlights mental health

In the anguished days following the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama called for a renewed national focus on mental health.<p>His plea went nowhere in Congress. But states from South Carolina to Oregon have taken up the challenge.<p>At least 37 states have increased …