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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.


With Legal Services Scarce, Unaccompanied Minors Face Likely Deportation

Since January, more than 50,000 minors fleeing Central America have crossed the border in the U.S. More than 1,700 unaccompanied minors are in Georgia, but many of them face legal challenges.

Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

The two bills' sponsors Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. are heading toward a runoff election next month.

Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.

How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

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.

Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

Russia and Western countries have had several close encounters in the air and at sea recently. Russia says these are just routine military exercises, but NATO and its Nordic partners are alarmed.

After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

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.

Common Core Reading: The High Achievers

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.

Photos From Around The Snow-Covered Country This Week

The West and Midwest are digging out of heavy snowfall this week, reaching highs of 18 inches in some parts.