Taliban Press Attacks Against Afghan Targets

Taliban insurgents continued a sudden pattern of intense assaults, another sign that the traditional...

November 28, 2014

Latest News: Black Friday, Phillip Hughes and P. D. James

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

November 28, 2014

Shoppers Line Up for Black Friday Deals

Eager to make up for what has been a year of lackluster sales, retailers are offering eye-popping discounts...

November 28, 2014


David Cameron of Britain Toughens Stance on Immigration

The prime minister said he would make Britain a less attractive place for European migrants to seek employment,...

November 28, 2014

The Rise of Daddy Daycare

What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room...

November 28, 2014

Australia Promises Scrutiny After Death of Cricket Star Phillip Hughes

However, officials displayed little readiness to disrupt what one administrator called the game’s “finely...

November 28, 2014


Lens Blog: When Glamour Speaks Your Name

A new book looks at the history of how African-American women celebrated in the black press used style...

November 28, 2014

Black Friday 2014 Top Tech Deals: TVs, iPad Air, Laptops, Samsung Galaxy S5 at Best Buy, Walmart

Black Friday shoppers know that a shopping trip is considered successful when one manages to get the top tech...

November 28, 2014

Darren Wilson Resigning From Ferguson Police Department After Michael Brown Case Decision

Darren Wilson is ready to resign from the Ferguson police force following the decision not to indict...

November 28, 2014


 

Walmart Is Seeing Its Biggest Black Friday Protests Ever Today

Black Friday is best known as the day when big-box retailers rake in money, but it has also become a time...

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 2014


5 Key Inconsistencies in What Happened During the Michael Brown Shooting

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November 27, 2014

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014


 

Explosions hit mosque in Nigeria

Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said. ...

November 28, 2014

Power outages hit Northeast

Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight,...

November 28, 2014

Can 'troll slayer' keep hateful words offline?

Are you ready for the "most honest conversation you'll ever have?"

November 28, 2014


Shoppers brawl over Black Friday deals

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the Black Friday shopping madness sweeping across the country.

November 28, 2014

Shots also fired at federal courthouse, Austin police HQ

An officer who confronted a gunman in Texas' capital used one hand to fire at the suspect while using...

November 28, 2014

The week in 36 photos

November 28, 2014


 

L.A. Zoo brings holiday lights back to Griffith Park after five years

Lights are returning to Griffith Park this holiday. The DWP Holiday Light Festival  winked off in 2009,...

November 27, 2014

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014


L.A. voters won't be offered cash prizes in March city election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead — at least for next year's...

November 27, 2014

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014

Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014


Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014

Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014

Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014