Studies examine U.S. meals in schools

School meals may be beneficial to students and be better in nutritional quality than meals brought from home, suggests two new studies looking at U.S. students. Elementary school students are more likely to eat breakfast at school if it’s provided in the classroom, compared to another location, researchers write in JAMA Pediatrics. Additionally, breakfast in […]

Texas school board approves textbooks criticized for religious bent

The Texas State Board of Education, whose decisions can have national ramifications, on Friday approved nearly 100 textbooks despite criticism the books exaggerated the influence biblical figures had in forming the U.S. system of government. The Republican-controlled 15-member body voted along party lines to approve the use of the textbooks for all ages of students […]

Brown family blasts prosecutor’s handling of case

Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground. Talks Taylor Swift’s Autobiographical Songs Access Hollywood The attorneys said […]

Mentally tough Cowboys no longer ‘panic’ when facing big deficit

It was a frustration born of 8-8 and 8-8 and 8-8, of not making the few extra plays that win a few extra games that determine the difference between a trip to the playoffs and another infuriatingly average season. “I think we’ve always been tough,” Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. “I think being […]

Obama defends moves on immigration

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals and […]

Ferguson braces for finding on shooting of unarmed black teen

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, prepared on Wednesday for a grand jury report expected soon on the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman, an event that laid bare long-simmering racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. Many businesses […]

Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.: study

Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state at 7.6 percent of its population while the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Research Center looked at U.S. illegal immigrant population trends over a […]

Harvard sued over ‘racial profiling’

A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit Monday against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies. Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on Fair Representation (PFR), a legal defense fund […]

Minnesota Vikings’ Peterson banned for rest of NFL season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was banned for the rest of the 2014 season as NFL chiefs accused the star of showing no remorse for beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not consider reinstating Peterson before April 15 of next year and […]

East Coast popular for immigrants in US illegally

Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania were among seven states to register gains in unauthorized immigrants from 2009 to 2012, even as the total number of immigrants here in the U.S. unlawfully was […]


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