Category Archives: Mashable

College Board gives in and adds ‘American exceptionalism’ to AP U.S. history

Last year’s standards, implemented in the fall of 2014, made waves around the country — Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma all introduced bills to completely ban the courseGeorgia and Oklahoma both passed resolutions to ban the subject completely if it did not undergo changes, and Texas voted to teach a state-mandated version of U.S. history instead […]

Three dead, dozens sick with Legionnaires’ disease in NYC outbreak

The infection causes inflammation in the lungs and is known to be especially lethal, particularly in older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems. 3rd death in NYC #Legionnaires outbreak in person with “underlying medical issues.” Total number of cases is 57. — Jarrett Murphy (@jarrettmurphy) July 31, 2015 Read more… More about New […]

How We’ll Find Out If the Discovered Plane Wreckage Is Part of MH370

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead in the search. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon , to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, 120 miles off the coast of Madagascar, 3000 miles away from where investigators were looking. […]

Making the case to reopen college access for prisoners

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to make a momentous announcement on Friday on the experimental reopening of Pell grant eligibility for some people in custody in federal correctional facilities. Federal Pell grants provide money for college that, unlike loans, does not need to be repaid. Pell eligibility for prisoners […]