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Ireland Becomes 19th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage; First to Do So By Popular Vote [Interactive Map]

News & Civics | May 26, 2015

Ireland Becomes 19th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage; First to Do So By Popular Vote [Interactive Map]

A “colorful” map of the 18 nations that have already legalized same-sex marriage.

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The Hidden Roots of Memorial Day: A Holiday First Organized by Emancipated Blacks in Charleston, S.C.

News & Civics | May 24, 2015

The Hidden Roots of Memorial Day: A Holiday First Organized by Emancipated Blacks in Charleston, S.C.

Memorial Day was born out of the collective trauma of the Civil War. But that’s where agreement about the roots of the holiday ends. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 25 cities claim to be the birthplace of the holiday.

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Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

News & Civics | May 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

Three provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire on June 1st. Should the U.S. government continue to be given wide latitude to spy on its citizens in an effort to prevent terrorism?

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What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

News & Civics | May 20, 2015

What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

A collection of explanatory interactive resources from around the Web.

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The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

News & Civics | May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

The American Dream: having a well-paying job, a house with a fence, marriage, children, and maybe a dog. For many millenials, their goals don’t exactly line up with the good ol’ American Dream. Read what students have to say about defining their own “American Dream.”

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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

News & Civics | May 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?

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The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

News & Civics | May 15, 2015

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

Explore the feverish roots of the modern anti-vaccine movement.

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What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

News & Civics | May 11, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

Three interactive maps of California’s unprecedented mandatory water cuts.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

News & Civics | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

News & Civics | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

School districts around the US have been trying to figure out how to keep children safe. Read whether students feel safe at school and if their schools are prepared for disasters.

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