Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday....
Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city....
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election....
'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock 60 years ago....
Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive....
A recent RAND Corporation study found moving high school students start time to 8:30 a.m. could add billions to the U.S. economy over the next decade. The increases would result from improved high-school graduation rates leading to better jobs and fewer costs associated with sleep-related car crashes, obesity, and mental illness. Arguments against delaying start times is increased costs from rescheduling bus routes and school activities, as well the inability of working parents to usher their adolescent children off to school resulting in possible increased absenteeism.
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