Todays BIG Story

Willie O'Ree's little-known journey to break the NHL's color barrier
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Almost everybody knows about Jackie Robinson and the historic role he played integrating Major League Baseball. But mention Willie O’Ree and you’ll likely receive a blank...

Post-fire mudslide problems aren’t new and likely to get worse
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Several weeks after a series of wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California,...

Signaling more independence from the US, the World Bank phases out its support for fossil fuels
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The World Bank, which provides developing countries about US$60 billion a year in financial assistance, is officially phasing out its support for the oil and gas industries. This...

Targeting hidden roots of workplace harassment is key to fulfilling Oprah's promise to girls
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The #MeToo movement was on full display at this year’s Golden Globes, where stars wore black to show...

What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised as 'shining example'
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When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter School last spring, DeVos praised the school as a “shining example of...

Closure of DC public charter school offers important lessons for Secretary DeVos and school choice debate
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When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter...

Post-fire mudslide problems aren’t new and likely to get worse
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Several weeks after a series of wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California, a large winter storm rolled in from the Pacific. In most places the rainfall...

Post-fire mudslides problems aren’t new and likely to get worse
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Several weeks after a series of wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California,...

How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging
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“Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years old worldwide. Life expectancy has...

What Jeff Sessions doesn't understand about medical marijuana
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On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal...

50 years ago, a US military jet crashed in Greenland – with 4 nuclear bombs on board
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Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed...

Reaching rural America with broadband internet service
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All across the U.S., rural communities’ residents are being left out of modern society and the 21st...