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SPORTS
02.26.15

Basketball goes super competitive with younger players

Traveling sports teams have a reputation for being super competitive. That serious play has trickled down to kids as young as fourth-graders. But, many wonder, is that too young?

ARTS
02.26.15

Aging Chinese kite makers seek young apprentices

Kite making is a traditional Chinese art that could be lost to the clouds if more young people do not take an interest. Older kite makers are eager to share their passion for the symbolic craft.

KIDS
02.25.15

Dressing up and celebrating love at a father and daughter dance

At one dance, most men were there with their young daughters. Some brought nieces, cousins and girls from their neighborhoods so they could party, too.

SPORTS
02.25.15

NASCAR drives science, math to the classroom

Every lap around a NASCAR track has science and math along for the ride. With eyes on the road, drivers are always calculating. NASCAR is taking the science of racing to the classroom.

LAW
02.25.15

Some Turks say government is adding religion to country's schools

Supporters of Turkey's secular traditions say the President Erdogan is taking a new ideological path when it comes to national education policy.

MONEY
02.24.15

Auto industry puts more women in the engineering driver's seat

Women have input in 80 percent of all car buying decisions. But they are the most unhappy with automotive products, an auto advice website says. More female engineers could change that.

KIDS
02.24.15

High school cheers on varsity squad member with Down syndrome

“I started to look at Kory as being a molding on our team that keeps us together,” said one of Kory Mitchell's teammates. "She brings joy, even when we’re not having the best of days.”

KIDS
02.24.15

Thousands of students work to make middle school lunchrooms friendlier

Students like to eat lunch with friends. But for new kids in school, or those without a lot of friends, lunch can be lonely. No One Eats Alone Day encourages kids to reach out to each other.

MONEY
02.23.15

Black college graduates frustrated in job search

Young African-Americans are discovering that their college degree does not always equal a dream job. Or any job. A study says they're more likely to be underemployed than other grads.

KIDS
02.23.15

First lady says education equals success

Celebrating Black History Month, Michelle Obama and a group of women from the civil rights movement spoke of the importance of education. They agreed it is key to opening doors.

LAW
02.23.15

Banning sledding could do more harm than good

What's winter without sledding down a big snow-covered hill? Some cities, perhaps unrealistically, want to keep people off steep hills in their parks. Many sledders just ignore the ban.

LAW
02.22.15

Getting to know Abe digitally at the Lincoln Library

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered and researched presidents in history. Nearly 150 years after his death, intrigue remains, so the Lincoln Library is moving more of his life online.

ARTS
02.22.15

Freedom songs were important to the voting rights march in Selma, Alabama

March 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the famous march. A movie about it has a stirring song by the rapper Common. It shows how important songs were to the movement. They still are.

SCIENCE
02.22.15

Pop quiz: French scientists study the physics of popcorn, savor the results

What makes a hard kernel of corn explode into a fluffy treat? What makes the popping sound? Advanced cameras and microphones helped find the answers. The results were delicious.

KIDS
02.20.15

"Seeing" words a different way, and winning a spelling bee

After winning his school's spelling bee, a blind fourth-grader is on his way to the semi-finals of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. He's also competed in the National Braille Challenge.

WAR & PEACE
02.20.15

Baghdad book market's revival

The book market has come back to life, seven years after a car bomb destroyed the cultural oasis. Iraqis lined up early to enter the open-air market, eager to read and share again.

MONEY
02.20.15

Effort to end worker abuse at Mexico's produce farms gets a boost

But will it be enough? Improving the working conditions for laborers could be costly for the farms, as well as for the U.S. companies that buy their fruits and vegetables.

MONEY
02.18.15

U.S. theme park builders busy creating rides for Chinese thrill seekers

Years of economic growth in China have lifted many people into the middle class. They want to be entertained. U.S. theme park builders are learning how to bring fun to a new culture.

LAW
02.18.15

Another presidential library, another squabble over land

Name almost any of our recent presidents and chances are you'll find his presidential library created some local fuss. A proposed site for the Obama library proved to be no exception.

ARTS
02.18.15

New da Vinci masterpiece or a fake Leonardo?

Uncovering a potential new masterpiece is enough to send the art world buzzing. Finding one by Leonardo da Vinci can create a frenzy. An art expert cautions waiting for the facts.

SCIENCE
02.18.15

Hawaiians watch Kilauea's lava advance, pause, tease

Everyday life for Hawaiians in the path of Kilauea's molten lava means watching, waiting and preparing to move. Stores have closed, then reopened. The volcano is not in a rush.

WAR & PEACE
02.17.15

Who will build the top-secret warplane?

Two companies are in a competition to see who will be chosen to build the new stealth bomber. It will be a huge project and cost billions of dollars. Building it will also create badly needed jobs.

LAW
02.17.15

Some gay couples married in Alabama but state is still fighting for a ban

Some Alabama judges are obeying a federal judge says gay couples can get married. But others are obeying the state's top judge, who says the state ban on gay marriage should stand.

SCIENCE
02.16.15

Chimps manage to come up with new sounds for a common object

A recent study suggests a key element of communication might have been present 7 million to 13 million years ago in a common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans

LAW
02.16.15

Rosa Parks' emotional journals on display

Rosa Parks was a fascinating woman known all over the world. She wrote in journals her whole life. A collection of her writings, documents and photos are now on display in Washington, D.C.

LAW
02.16.15

Texas faces a growing education gap

Hispanics are only half as likely as whites to have a college degree in the Lone Star State and 24 others; critics oppose legislation that would repeal in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.