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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's plan.

Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest Brace For More Snow

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to floodwater.

Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

Florida State University Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out and spotted interesting trends.

Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

In New Orleans, 9 in 10 children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.

A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras

How about some good even great news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country's biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.

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