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As colleges grapple with the widespread problem of sexual assault, there is a growing consensus that the nation’s schools need to do more to educate young people about sex and relationships before they ever set foot on campus. A little-noticed measure tucked into the Senate’s...
President Obama announced a pilot program to bring broadband to low-income households in public housing on Wednesday, attempting to close a gap that leaves many without high-speed Internet. The plan, called ConnectHome, will launch in 27 cities nationwide and is expected to...
Police said a man witnessed a horrible car crash. What happened next, just downright cold behavior, according to police. They explained he whipped out his cell phone to record the teen's final moments alive instead of racing over to help a dying teenager. The man now faces...
Montgomery County’s school board has backed a plan to end final exams in middle-school- level courses and is looking closely at a proposal to scrap high school finals. The Montgomery County Board of Education voted on Tuesday to endorse interim superintendent Larry Bowers’ plan...
As he was waiting with family and staff to board a flight back to Austin on Tuesday night after two days promoting Texas in New York City, Gov. Greg Abbott was approached by another passenger who shook his hand and then loudly and profanely expressed his unhappiness with the...
The settlement reached between New York City and the estate of Eric Garner prompted emotional responses Tuesday, with Mr. Garner’s family saying they would continue to work for changes in the criminal-justice system and the leader of one police union saying his members were “...
An antiabortion group on Tuesday released an undercover video of an official at Planned Parenthood discussing in graphic detail how to abort a fetus to preserve its organs for medical research — as well as the costs associated with sharing that tissue with scientists. Over lunch...
A court battle between a divorced couple over the future of their frozen embryos began Monday with an attorney for the former husband accusing the woman of using the dispute to get money. Dr. Mimi Lee, 46, a pianist and part-time anesthesiologist, married Stephen Findley, a...
Irving police have arrested the woman whose three children died last month after swimming at an apartment pool. Patricia Denise Allen, 30, is charged with one count of injury to a child, a second-degree felony. Allen was released Saturday morning on bond, police said. Police...