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Should public money be used for private school?

Nevada has the worst-performing schools in the United States. One solution: A new law that would provide taxpayer money for kids to attend private schools. Opponents argue that the law discriminates against low-income people, including immigrants.


Here comes an energy efficiency revolution

Energy-saving, environmentally friendly devices are starting to work their way into the consumer market, and many were on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Shows. But to make sure they sell, their manufacturers are leaving the efficiency out of their sales pitches.


Cool new tech toys debut at CES in Las Vegas

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the frenzied masses were treated to hydrogen-powered vehicles, drones, ultra-high-def TVs, Internet-connected appliances and, of course, smartphones and smart everything else. Here are some of the biggest hits.


Photographers look for 'the poetry of death and dying in America'

Rituals surrounding death vary from place to place, and even from community to community within the smallest of towns. Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng traveled across the US to photograph the wide range of those rituals and what they can show us about the people and places that created them.


Arts, Culture & Media


Damaged homes are the focus of Alison Elizabeth Taylor's show at New York's James Cohan Gallery, called 'Foreclosed.' Her pictures show the frustration and rage that homeowners took out on their repossessed houses. From Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.

Off the Beaten Path

Studies that show health effects from fine particles of highway soot and metal could act as maps for what we should and shouldn't build next to air-polluting freeways.