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Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.

Prominent Muslim Sheik Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence

Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah is considered one of the most influential Muslims in the world. As a respected scholar, he has issued edicts to explain why groups such as the Islamic State have it wrong.

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Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Sept. 26-28

Art Rise Savannah’s Nathan Saludez and Paprika Southern’s Bevin Valentine Jalbert share their picks for a great weekend in Savannah.

Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Raising So Much?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.

Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State's Oil And Gas Resources

The Syrian group, which the U.S. and a coalition of Arab partners has been striking in Iraq and Syria, is estimated to get as much as $6 million a day from the oil fields it has taken over.

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

#Mission2For7: Climbing 7 Peaks For the Welfare Of Indian Girls

Twin sisters Nungshi and Tashi Malik of India are raising awareness about inequality against young girls in their country by climbing the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. They've already topped Mount Everest, and in just a couple of months they're going to go for Antarctica's Mount Vinson, named after longtime Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson. GPB's "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington recently talked with the twins through Skype from their home in northern India. She began by asking them why they chose climbing mountains for their cause.

When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.

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