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Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.

New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.

America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.

Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

They beat the deadly virus, but transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.

Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Gas prices are falling and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.

Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss and the nature of human connection.

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