Citadel denies uniform exception for Muslim

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) The Citadel, one of the country's oldest military schools, has denied an incoming Muslim student's request to wear a hijab, saying it would interfere with its more…

1st-grader with no hands wins penmanship contest

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_3280914" align="aligncenter" width="603"] A first-grade girl with no hands won a national handwriting contest. (Credit: WTKR)[/caption] Anaya Ellick, a first grader from Chesapeake, Virginia, just won first more…

This little state has a big history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3277084" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys in council[/caption] New France began in 1535 when French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed seeking a sea route more…

Teachers: Smartphones harm kids' ability to talk

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Parents’ immersion in smartphones has left some neglected children starting primary school unable to hold conversations, new research warns. Almost a third of children starting school more…

Obama moves to open colleges to ex-convicts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) The Obama administration is trying to make it easier for ex-convicts to go to college. The U.S. Department of Education released a resource guide Monday to more…

School yearbook calls Muslim girl 'Isis'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — A high school yearbook is supposed to be a keepsake, but for a Muslim student in Rancho Cucamonga it will be a painful reminder of being more…

Monster tornado gives teens epic prom photo

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MASHABLE) — Enough with the promposals, guys. How about a prom with some real drama, some fireworks to make the night really memorable? One Colorado couple has you more…

Penn State admits 1st Sandusky claim in 1971

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Penn State's legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing more…

John Kerry to grads: Prepare for 'borderless world'

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1731615" align="aligncenter" width="596"] John Kerry[/caption] Secretary of State John Kerry slid in a somewhat shocking statement to graduates at Northeastern University in Boston, delivering a commencement speech more…

This president witnessed tyranny in action

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] In poor health two months before his death, Franklin Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz ibm Saud on the USS Quincy more…