Drug violence has forced thousands of Mexican families to seek refuge in the U.S. As a result, some students are entering U.S. classrooms along the southwest border with traumas that schools have never seen before.
If you were told you have only a short time to live, what would you want your family and friends to remember most about you? A hospice program in St. Louis helps patients leave statements that go beyond a simple goodbye.
A year after 29 miners died in a blast at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, the nation's worst coal mine accident in 40 years is still not fully explained. And the scope of the disaster still alarms mine safety...
The late Friday evening agreement that averted a federal government shutdown proved that compromise proved John Boehner can keep his troops, including Tea Party members, marching in the same direction in the first major test of his time as House...
It was literally reached at the 11th hour. And in this era of divided government, that could happen a lot in coming months. We look at some of the morning-after analyses of the deal.
At age 8, Derrick Lemon saw his 5-year-old brother thrown from a window to his death at a Chicago housing project. This week, he was sent to prison for killing a neighbor. The sentencing judge said experiencing a tragedy "doesn't give...
The cafes are legal. But Winters and others are concerned a proposed law, created to deal with the café’s, would actually make it easier for them to spread. It limits the number of machines and prizes given to winners.
A new study shows, students are four-times more likely to drop out of high school if they didn't learn to read on level by the third grade. The Annie-E Casey Foundation published the report. It found one-in-six children won't finish high...
Georgia is in a first group of states to begin offering the high school equivalency test -- known as the GED -- on computer. The rollout begins this summer. It’s not an online test, but simply the paper version on computer. Test-takers must still...
The 52-year-old Juliano Mer Khamis, gunned down this week, was born to an Israeli Jewish mother and Palestinian Christian father. His life's work used art to teach Israelis and Palestinians about each other, and encourage Palestinian...