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Posted at 10:15 AM

In addition to designing and executing lesson plans, grading homework and coordinating extracurricular activities, teachers are expected to be surrogate parents, offering children personal comfort and protection over the course of a long school day. In recent years, teachers have also had to contend with a devastating reality: the increasing threat of school shootings.

Updated at 10:11 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on new iPhone shark warning app.

Updated at 9:49 AM

Very few people saw writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s first feature movie “Murder Party,” as it only played film fests, then had a limited release. But his follow-up revenge film “Blue Ruin” garnered some positive reviews and screened at the Cannes...

Posted at 9:45 AM

Johnny Manziel's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has told the troubled quarterback to seek help or he will no longer represent him.

Updated at 9:20 AM

Since Monday, the #DemocracySpring movement has been stepping in where Occupy Wall Street left off as the movement marched on Washington and staged elaborate protests and sit-ins based around a set of anti-free enterprise ideals promoted by groups...

Posted at 9:15 AM

If at first your bubble bursts, try, try again and again, as Reza Baluchi found out Wednesday. The endurance athlete and Pompano Beach resident went out to sea with his homemade "hydro pod" floating bubble in the hopes of reaching Bermuda, only to...

Posted at 9:15 AM

It's a mystery that's fascinated people across the world for centuries, but now an underwater robot could unlock the secrets of what lies in the depths of Loch Ness.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Few experts dispute that there is a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women - such as women tending to leave the workforce when they have children - make it difficult to make simple comparisons. That's what's so facile about...

Posted at 9:00 AM

At first glance, drinking less soda might not seem terribly foreboding. If Americans are consuming less soda overall, why wouldn't they be drinking less of it at restaurants too? But there's a nuance here that matters: People behave quite...

Posted at 8:45 AM

You've likely heard of the 80/20 rule: 20% of the people do 80% of the work. But this is something altogether different. 80 + 20 = 100. 90 + 20 = 110. Like it or not, there are times when life requires 110% of what you have to give.

Updated at 8:37 AM

A Des Moines principal has decided not to punish the ninth-grade girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their high school's synchronized swimming club banquet.

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