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The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

A Tale Of Two Polls

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson

A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.

Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.

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