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Arkansas school district's plan to arm teachers ruled illegal

A controversial program to arm teachers and school staff members in an Arkansas town was shot down Thursday as illegal under state law.<p>The Clarksville School District, in central Arkansas northwest of Little Rock, instituted an "Emergency Response Team" last month in response to the mass shootings …

Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Suggests

In Russia it is now illegal to even speak about homosexuality around minors, much less openly display gay pride. Technically the ban is against …

Our Once And Future Oceans: Taking Lessons From Earth's Past

One of the most powerful ways to figure out how the Earth will respond to all the carbon dioxide we're putting into the atmosphere is to look back into the planet's history.<p>Paleontologists have spent a lot of time trying to understand a time, more than 50 million years ago, when the planet was much …

Smithsonian Eyes Trayvon Martin Hoodie for Museum Exhibit

The hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore the night George Zimmerman shot him to death could end up on display at the Smithsonian Institution.<p>The …

Unaccompanied Minors Deported To Mexico By The Thousands

U.S. immigration authorities apprehended 13,454 unaccompanied Mexican minors last year, the majority of whom were swiftly deported to their home country, news site Animal Político reported last week.<p>The figures, provided by Mexican consulates in U.S. border cities and submitted to the country’s …

Ariel Castro: Ohio kidnap victim says he will 'face hell for eternity'

Former bus driver sentenced to life imprisonment plus 1,000 years after holding three women captive for eleven years<p>One of three women who were kidnapped, imprisoned and repeatedly raped in an Ohio home for more than 10 years, told the perpetrator he would "face hell for eternity" as he was jailed …