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132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

Jun 6, 2016

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of 132 migrants trying to reach Europe have been found on western Libyan beaches over the past four days, the Red Crescent and a local official said Sunday. All except three washed up on beaches in the town of Zuwarah, while the ...

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

May 31, 2016

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not with spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left there for a century, she ...

More students leaving U.S. public schools, entering charters: data

May 30, 2016

More students leaving U.S. public schools, entering charters: data

Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve ...