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Heather McGhee, president of public policy organization Demos, is seen on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. 

Watch black C-Span guest respond to white caller on how to erase his prejudices

A video making the rounds on social media shows a frank conversation between a white caller and a black guest on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” during which the caller asks the woman how he can stop being prejudiced against people of color. The North Carolina man called in Sunday and spoke ...


Why students don't have to stand for Pledge of Allegiance in Florida

Students excused from having to daily recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Florida public schools would no longer have to stand and hold their hands over their heart either, under a bill that is headed to the House floor. The House Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill (HB ...

The agency expects 16 million passport applications next year and 20 million in 2017.  Demand for passports has increased each year since 2009.

U.S. travelers may face passport renewal crunch

Is your passport about to expire?   The U.S. State Department fears a crush to renew passports beginning in 2016, much as we experienced when new passport regulations led to prolonged delays in processing in 2007.   Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant secretary for passport services, anticipates longer wait times for ...

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Town to remove Christian flag flying over city hall

A small town's city council - against the advice of its attorneys - voted to fly a Christian flag over city hall to promote a local Bible-reading marathon. What could go wrong? City officials in Cochran, Ga., have now bowed to threats of legal action and "fiscal" concerns and will ...

Beverly Hall dies; criminal case — and her legacy — unresolved

Beverly L. Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent whose renown as an education reformer dissolved amid the ignominy of the nation’s largest test-cheating scandal, died Monday of breast cancer. She was 68. Hall still faced criminal charges alleging she orchestrated a scheme to inflate achievement-test scores for thousands of Atlanta ...


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