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Burundi descending into anarchy

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Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

A Friday night American tradition is changing – dramatically in some cases. Football-related injuries cause growing concern in school districts across the country, and many are debating whether to keep their teams. Schools in Maine, Missouri and...

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With 10 more people killed in the latest campus shooting last week, more schools around the country are preparing students to deal with emergencies. Students and teachers participate in drills of what they should do if their schools are attacked. As of last Thursday, there were 294 mass shootings (4 or more victims, including shooter) in the first 274 days of this year. So far this year, gun violence has killed nearly 10,000 Americans and wounded another 20,000.

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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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This week's word in the news: RATCHET


To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

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Alarm Calls

What's a bird to do when it sees a predator lurking nearby?

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-- Oct 8, 2015

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Celebrating their 75th annual National Wildlife Week the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outdoors. Students and teachers will benefit from the many downloadable lesson plans, posters, and trading cards perfect for classrooms to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.

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