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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.

Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

At U.N., India's Modi Discusses Pakistan, Terrorism, And Peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the U.N. one day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Modi said it's up to Pakistan to create an "appropriate atmosphere" for peace talks.

Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown a city that felt abandoned by others.

U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Seven airstrikes hit in Syria and three in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, which adds that Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated in some strikes.

After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.

Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

Mac Wiseman Returns To The Songs Of His Childhood

The 89-year-old Mac Wiseman gained fame for his relaxed, articulate style and ability to adapt to many genres. On a new album, he dusts off a few family heirlooms.

Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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