March 24, 2014
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Common Core State Standard
L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.


Discovery of Earth-like planet excites astronomers

According to scientists, a newly-discovered planet is the most like Earth ever found. Astronomers sifted through 11 years of data recording subtle shifts caused by planets orbiting the star Gliese 581. They were able to find two new planets around the star, one of which is in a so-called 'habitable zone.'

Class discussion: If this does turn out to be our sister planet, what would that mean to you? Could we go there for a visit? Slate points out that "Current space shuttles don't go much faster than 17,500 miles per hour. At that pace, it would take 766,000 years to get to Gliese 581 g -- that's more than three times longer than homo sapiens have been around." So why should we get excited about the possibility of life on a planet so far away?

News Video Archive

Facebook Building Plane-Sized Drones For Global Internet

NFL's Chris Borland Retires, League's Future Questioned

Solar Impulse attempts to circle the globe without fuel

#TheDress becomes powerful ad for domestic violence awareness

'Modern Family's' Apple-Centric Episode Lives Up To The Hype

Tobacco's Plain Packaging Deters Australia's Smokers

Puerto Rico Might Start Fining The Parents Of Obese Children

Restaurant hand-washing rules unnecessary?

Bill Gates Is 'Concerned' About Artificial Intelligence

Rich About To Be Richer Than The Rest Of Us Combined

Why Is Everyone Going After Mitt Romney?

Smartphones In Bedrooms May Cause Kids To Get Less Sleep

CES 2015: The world's biggest tech trade show

Stephen Colbert's Epic Interview With Smaug The Dragon

UAB Axes Football Team Amid Financial Struggles

Cable Networks' Different Approaches To Ferguson Decision

Friday News Dump: House GOP Report Debunks Benghazi Theories

Share a kiss and and 80 million bacteria

Wired Cockroaches Could Help Find Trapped Disaster Victims

Americans Keep Paying More For Slower Internet

Free Math App Is A Teacher's Worst Nightmare

Facebook Says The DEA's Fake Accounts Go Too Far

Malala Yousafzai Is Youngest Ever To Win Nobel Peace Prize

Earth Has Lost Half Its Vertebrate Wildlife Since 1970: WWF

'Daily Show' Joke Has One Direction Fans Terrorizing Twitter

California's King Fire Grows To 80K Acres

Monarch Butterfly's Numbers Fly Dangerously Low

2 Murder Convicts Exonerated 30 Years After False Confession

California Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Why Shanghai Subway Passengers Ran Away From Man Who Fainted

Heavier Rainfall? Not Your Imagination

University president shares his salary with school’s lowest-paid workers

Fear of Ebola could worsen epidemic

Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Australian Singer Sia Shuns Spotlight

Truck Owners Blow Extra Smoke To Anger Environmentalists

People Prefer Electric Shocks To Thinking Alone, Says Study

Lucy Li, 11, Eats Ice Cream During U.S. Open Interview

How A Nuclear Bomb Nearly Detonated Over the U.S.

Study Suggests Fasting Can Be Good For Immune System

Google Says Self-Driving Car Is Safe For Passengers, Pedestrians

Iranians Arrested For Fan Video Of Pharrell's 'Happy'

Wildfires Burn Thousands of Acres in California

Drought-Stricken Texas Town Will Purify Wastewater To Drink

House Painted Like The One In 'Up' Stirs Controversy

Gallup Asks Americans Which States Are Best, Worst

Why Isn't The K.C. Shooting Suspect A 'Terrorist?'

Pakistan Drops Charges Against 9-Month-Old Baby

Running Yellowstone Bison Not Predicting Eruption

General Motors: Lawsuits pile up over deadly defect

Clothing Company Eschews Traditional Models For Ph.Ds

Louisiana Death Row Inmate Released After 30 Years

Asteroid Comes Closer To Earth Than The Moon

Ellen's A-Lister Oscars Selfie Broke Twitter

What's Worse Than Losing? Winning Justin Bieber

What Different Countries Pay Their Olympians

Video Shows Police Raiding Home Over Credit Card Fraud

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Cellphone Wi-Fi used to track consumers

West suffers through record drought

Chemical spill leaves 300,000 without drinking water

Food, Crop Yields Max Out

Outrage Over Rich Teen's 'Affluenza' Defense In 4 Deaths

Electric cars redefine future of drag racing

Man with Alzheimer's killed after being mistaken for burglar

Walmart holds a food drive for its own employees

Gray McRib photo goes viral

YouTube Users Unhappy With New Comments System

Cut in food stamps hits one quarter of America's children

Boy Arrested after Bringing Gun, 400 Rounds of Ammo to School

Study Finds Oreos Are as Addictive as Cocaine, Morphine

CDC recalls furloughed scientists after salmonella sickens hundreds

Shutdown hits low-income Americans

Utah High School Football Coach Suspends Entire Team

France Approves Ban on Children's Beauty Contests

China Threatens Jail Time For Posting 'Rumors' Online

China Threatens Jail Time For Posting 'Rumors' Online

Yelling at Kids Makes Behavior Worse, Study Says

Scientists Link Human Brains for First Time

Obama Unveils Plan to Lower College Costs

Hundreds Killed in Egypt as Military Cracks Down

Film Critics Say 'Elysium' Has a Political Agenda

Facelifts Don't Make You More Attractive, Study Suggests

Fewer Girls Receiving HPV Vaccine

In Vegas, guns join gambling

Woman Gored on Last Day of Bull Run

In China, 1 exam is everything

Some disabled workers paid just pennies an hour

UN Report: 10.5 Million Children Are Domestic Laborers

Drone strike deaths raise questions

Russia's Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect, Gets Ignored

Mayor Wants New Law Enforcing Tornado Shelters

Google Glass Causing Congressional Privacy Concerns

CO2 Levels Reach Record High, Scientists Concerned

Five-year-old kills his little sister with "My First Rifle"

Building collapse in Bangladesh kills hundreds of workers

Texas fertilizer plant stored explosive chemical used in terrorist bombing

Chinese general calls bird flu an American plot

Defendants Surrender in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Teenage programming whiz gets millions and a job at Yahoo

Creativity gets kids exercising

Driver stunned by ticket for going 2 mph under speed limit

Hospitals scramble to kill 'superbugs'

Chinese Government Fires Back at U.S. Hacking Claims

Fiery crash injures fans at Daytona race

Drivers record traffic mayhem

Egypt To Ban YouTube For 30 Days

Teen Activist Malala Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Apple Audit Finds More than 100 Cases of Underage Labor

Beijing Introduces New Laws to Curb Pollution

Australian Family Survives 'Tornadoes of Fire'

Unruly Passenger Duct Taped to Airline Seat

Indiana lawmaker attacks Girl Scouts as 'radical'

Twitter keeps contact information without consent

Google reported building augmented-reality glasses

'Not concerned with very poor' quote could fuel anti-Romney ads

Toronto teens send Lego man into space

Utah school deems cougar mascot offensive

Study shows women are much safer drivers than men

Georgia's childhood obesity ads stir outcry

Rival priests brawl in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity

Marriage rate reaches record low

Muppet propaganda?

School rejects HIV-positive student

SAT cheating scandal brings more arrests

Is pizza a vegetable? Congress thinks so

Graphic cigarette labels blocked by judge

Study declares 'Freshman 15' a myth

Aircraft-carrier sized asteroid to pass near Earth

Facebook post leads to student suspension

Germany confesses to spying on citizens' computers

Crashing into Internet fame

Is seeing believing?

Kids cage fighting in Britain

Ban contact sports for those under 14?

What has counter-terrorism cost?

Report focuses on the danger of space junk

Did NASA Warn of Eco-Alien Attack?

14-year-old Rebecca Black Leaves School over Bullying

Captain Morgans Ship Found

McDonalds Aims to Please with Fruits and Veggies in Happy Meals

Next Mars rover mission aims for a mountain within a crater

Study says Google Changes the Way We Remember Things

Scientists say it will soon be possible to live for 1000 years?

U.S. Census: Minority Babies Now Outnumber White Babies

Space Probe Nears Its Asteroid Target

Grasshopper tacos get squished by California health department

Report: Kids Shouldn't Have Sports or Energy Drinks

The Teaching Channel: Monster Match

The Teaching Channel: Engaging the High Achievers

Teaching Channel tips: Fractions with borrowing

Memphis looks for volunteers as Mississippi River keeps rising

Citizen journalists report when journalists can't

Searching for another planet earth

Chinese Government Bans Time Travel in TV Shows and Movies

Study tries to explain how yawning gets contagious?

Adding a calorie count next to each item on a restaurant's menu to fight obesity

OMG, Acronyms Added to Oxford Dictionary

World's Most Expensive Dog Worth $1.5 million

Elephants Prove Intelligence Through Teamwork

We're not sleeping enough

Meet Thunder Thighs, a New Dinosaur Species

'Hummingbird' Spy Drone Takes Flight

Tree Octopus? If it's on the Internet, it must be true, right?

New York City Bans Smoking in Public Places

Doodling in Math Class: Snakes + Graphs

Scientist Vows to Resurrect Mammoth by 2015

Free Speech or a Call to Violence?

House Reading of Constitution is a 'Civics Lesson'

Nintendo issues warning about its upcoming 3D console

Unhappy Mother Sues McDonald's Over Happy Meal Toys

Surgeon General: One Cigarette is One Too Many

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

New study says dogs are smarter than cats

Scientists Claim Antimatter Breakthrough

New Lizard Species Found at Lunch Buffet

University offers class on Lady Gaga and fame

Time Traveler spotted in 1929 Charlie Chaplin Movie?

Scientists say water on moon could support humans

AAA says parents need to pay more attention to kids' driving skills

Study says 92% of U.S. Babies Have Online Presence

Discovery of Earth-like planet excites astronomers

Russia stakes a claim for Arctic resources

Newspaper criticized for doctoring photograph

New study says users spend more time on Facebook than Google

NASA to Send Probe into Sun

Proposal would penalize movies showing actors smoking with an R-rating

Lying is protected by the Constitution

Study finds more mental illness among students on college campuses

Internet Addiction in Teens Linked to Depression

Bedbugs Biting Across the Country

Is Lady Gaga behind a dangerous trend?

Chicken or egg? Mystery solved!

Introducing Oscar, the World's First Bionic Cat

Google considering paywall scheme for online newspapers

Should vuvuzela horns be banned at the World Cup?

Stranded teen sailor rescued in turbulent Indian Ocean

Schools Move to Ban Kid Craze Silly Bandz

A 1940s era video on working at a newspaper

First self-replicating species is created in a lab

Facebook gets more heat over privacy issues

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking claims time travel is possible

Looking for someone to blame for the BP oil spill

Fighting cancer with fried chicken

Political cartoons that move

Scrabble purists a-n-g-r-y over new version of the classic board game

Study indicates that magnets can paralyze your moral compass

March Madness Over Graduation Rates

Are you ready for 3D TV?

"Take your legs off and play:" Profile of a Paralympian

"Embrace Life" seatbelt video goes viral

Tufts University accepts video applications

Science unwraps the real King Tut

Do fat kids need government help?

Can Fast-Food Diet help you lose weight?

Can you have too many friends?

America's multimedia kids

8-Year-Old Terrorist?

Changing the tools: Merging the digital world with the physical world

Will e-Readers replace books?

Avatar sets a new standard for blockbusters

A new Disney princess debuts

Taking sports concussions seriously

What does Green really mean?

Unfriend -- Word of the year

Scams on Facebook

Sesame Street turns 40

Moscow bans snow

Video reporting: Including multiple sources

Satirists take aim at Obama

Germ Center tackles sneezing

Twitter as a journalism tool

Convergence continues

Five Freedoms for Constitution Day

The Beatles: Rock Band debuts Wednesday

Defining Citizen Journalism

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Toyota's humanoid robot

Watch political cartoonist Jack Ohman draw

Storytelling across platforms

Texting till it hurts

Another newspaper goes online only

Journalism 101: Writing the lead paragraph

Cartoonist Steve Kelley on cartooning

Prisoners pay homage to Michael Jackson

Indoor airplane aerobatics

Iran erupts over election results

Online Newspapers -- in 1981!

All atwitter about Twitter