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August 19, 2012

IN A small classroom four teenage boys laugh and roll their eyes at each others wisecracks. The instructor, sometimes speaking in Spanish, encourages them to think about their futures. For his family, one says, I want to buy a big-ass house. Another wants to work with cars. A third thinks a family reunion would be great. The classroom is on Rikers Island, New York Citys biggest jail. The teens are participating in the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) programme, which helps them focus on personal responsibility through cognitive behaviour therapy. The programmes ...

August 15, 2012

August 13, 2012

Minutes after a shooting near the Oakland Airport this year, police Sgt. Chris Bolton quickly fired off a flurry of text alerts to thousands of nearby residents through a social media tool for law enforcement agencies.

Legislation awaiting House action would require the Transportation Security Administration to distribute unclaimed clothing to homeless or needy veterans and their families in addition to turning over unclaimed money to the USO for its airport programs in support of the military.

Increasing time in school is one of the best ways to narrow the achievement gap between rich and poor students, education advocates say.

August 2, 2012

The Leadership in Environmental Action for the Future program allows urban students to learn about conservation and gain an interest in the field.

August 1, 2012

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.

July 30, 2012

The New York Police Department will soon launch an all-seeing "Domain Awareness System" that combines several streams of information to track both criminals and potential terrorists.

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July 25, 2012

Midtown Community Court sentences bicyclists who have been issued tickets, mostly for riding outside a bike lane or riding on the sidewalk, to a remedial class.

The next time your car hits a pothole, a new technology could help you immediately tell someone who can do something about it.

BECKLEY, W.Va. - State wildlife officials are using motion-sensitive cameras and salt licks to track elk in seven southwestern counties in an effort to determine the size of West Virginias elk population. Wildlife officials also want to know whether t...

As new federal standards intended to make school food more healthful and nutritious go into effect, changes are already under way in many districts.

The Federal Housing Administration said Wednesday that it has tapped the Chicago area, along with three other housing markets hit hard by foreclosures, for a pilot program designed to stabilize neighborhoods and slow the increase in abandoned homes.

As soon as next week, Facebook users in Washington state may register to vote through an app developed by Microsoft. The initiative could mobilize young voters.

COPENHAGEN — Picture 11 miles of smoothly paved bike path meandering through the countryside. Largely uninterrupted by roads or intersectio

July 24, 2012

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