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August 13, 2012

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

For Kamal Mansoor, a small sum of money made all the difference. In 2011, the Iraqi immigrant received a $15,000 loan from Opening Doors Inc., a microlender in Sacramento – exactly what he needed to open K.A.S. Auto Sales.

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Kamal Mansoor, an Iraqi immigrant, foreground, attends a wholesale auto auction. As a way of raising capital for his Arden car lot, he borrowed $15,000 from Opening Doors. The microlender serves a market too small and risky for many banks.

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David Blicker, left, of Opening Doors, meets with Kamal Mansoor at his K.A.S. Auto Sales, which sells ...

July 18, 2012

Seven thousand students dropout of school every day in the U.S. And some researchers have dubbed middle school as the essential "make-or-break" years in determining a child's success. On Tuesday's "Frontline," called Middle School Moment, we hear the story of how one school in New York City's Bronx neighborhood is using new data in an effort to "predict and prevent dropouts before they happen." The effort aims to flag early warning signs in students long before they ever step foot in high school. Similar data collections are under way across the nation ...

July 17, 2012

Just by recycling rainwater, parks provide a service to the city, officials emphasize at a parks conference in New York.

Upending the adage that nothing gets done in D.C. these days, last week the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) released their long range plans for remaking the Southwest area of the capital, capping two years of intense debate.read more

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