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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

NASA X-Ray Tech Could Enable Superfast Communication in Deep Space

New technology could use X-rays to transmit data at high rates over vast distances in outer space, as well as enable communications with hypersonic …

Somalia: Deaths as car bombing hits Mogadishu

At least two people have been killed and five others injured after a car loaded with explosives blew up near a restaurant in Mogadishu, according to security official and witnesses.<p>Al-Shabab, an armed group locked in battle against the Somali government and which regularly mounts attacks in …

Extremism

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Tennis

Islamic State destroys temple at Palmyra ruins in Syria

Islamic Statemilitants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.<p>Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most …

Texas Rangers

Court ruling limits use of military commissions for terrorism suspects

An important federal appeals court Friday reduced the powers of military commissions to try terrorism suspects for certain crimes, reopening the debate over whether such cases should instead be handled by civilian courts.<p>The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit …

The New ‘Jurassic World’ Poster Features Bryce Dallas Howard And The Indominus Rex

Movie studios are all shameless nostalgia pimps these days, waving their rainsticks trying to make everyone forget that <i>Jurassic Park</i> already had a bunch of crappy sequels. Anyway, Universal and director Colin Trevorrow are trying to convince us to kick the football one more time with <i>Jurassic World,</i> …

Movies

Klay Thompson's teammates react to his amazing 37-point quarter

Klay Thompson's historic scoring explosion cements his All-Star case.<p>Klay Thompson was on fire Friday night, scoring the most points in a quarter in league history with 37 and finishing the game with 52 in the Warriors' 126-101 win against the Sacramento Kings. Thompson shot 64 percent from the …

Basketball

Sudanese Christian woman who once faced death penalty arrives in U.S.

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.<p>Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New …

Comic-Con '14: Spotlight on Comics/Videogames

1 of 6<p>COMICS: Arkham Manor<p>Gotham City's crazies take center stage in a Batman spin-off that reconfigures Wayne Manor into the local institution for …