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100 People Exposed To Ebola In Dallas

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Ebola Researchers
Photo Credit: Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines Army Medicine
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Generic license.

As many as 100 people were exposed to the Ebola virus in Dallas and are being monitored. A man lied about caring for anyone who had Ebola before he boarded a plane in Liberia to travel to the U.S. Although he had no symptoms on the plane, he became sick once he arrived to visit relatives in Dallas. The hospital where he went sent him home saying they were waiting for tests. Two days later and very sick with Ebola, the man called the Center For Disease Control (CDC) himself. Then he returned to the hospital and an isolation room. The children in the home he is visiting go to five different schools. More…

Failing Schools Can Change 

Only 12 Percent Of Students Proficient In History Photo Credit: License: CC0 Public Domain

Only 12 Percent Of Students Proficient In History
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Only 12% of high school seniors rank as “proficient” in history on the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress test. Passionate teachers generate student enthusiasm  for whichever subject they teach. History is fascinating. Let’s train teachers how to inspire students. It would make all the difference in the world. More…

Seas Rise As Alaska Glaciers Disappear 

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Oceans Rise As Alaska’s Glaciers Melt
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For some reason scientists have not studied Alaska’s glaciers as much as in other places. But just like the land ice in Greenland and Antarctica, Alaska’s glaciers are melting away quickly. Scientists believe climate change is the culprit. This is causing the sea level to rise around the world. Kreutz is a paleoclimatologist at the University of Maine. He says, “So what we’re interested in doing is looking at the relationship between temperature and precipitation rate and the response of glaciers in these areas to those changes.” More…

The Supreme Court To Try Low-Income Housing Case

Supreme Court Tries Low-Income Housing Case. Photo Credit:  http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures/

Supreme Court Tries Low-Income Housing Case.
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The Supreme Court will consider a housing discrimination challenge to what is known as “disparate impact.” This uses statistics to point out racial minorities are harmed even when there is no such intent. The state of Texas’s system for giving out low-income housing tax credits reinforces segregated neighborhoods. More…

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