Kids scale 2,600-foot cliff to get to school

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) A village in China’s mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel more…

Man reunites tornado victims with lost photos

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Springfield News-Leader) Thad Beeler remembers standing in his parents' house in Joplin in May 2011, the morning after a tornado roared through the city. Trees had collapsed onto more…

College prez offers 'healing space' after conservative star visits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2984104" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Photo: California State University, Los Angeles)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2984434" align="alignright" width="254"] Ben Shapiro[/caption] Apparently conservative ideas have left students at a California college "feeling traumatized, more…

This might be Hillary's political waterloo

by Jim Fletcher -- [caption id="attachment_3294724" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] Summer in south-central Arkansas is hot, muggy, sweaty, sticky. The humidity is bad, too. The Hot Springs area, only a possum-throw from more…

This is what happens to an illiterate society

by Bill Federer -- The earliest human records appeared about 3,000 or 4,000 BC – Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets in the Mesopotamian Valley. This was followed by Egyptian hieroglyphics on papyrus, more…