Oklahoma has a problem with teen pregnancy. But the state isn't really addressing it, so the many Native American tribes in the state are trying to tackle it themselves — and they're opening their doors to non-tribal members as well.
President-elect Donald Trump doubled down Monday in dismissing CIA intelligence that Russia interfered in the US election, even as leading senators from both camps demanded a broad probe on the apparent national security threat.
South Korean so preferred having boys that the country had to implement a law requiring doctors to refrain from revealing a baby's gender until late in the second trimester, so as to avoid sex-selective abortions.
The last emperors of China, the Qing Dynasty, were Manchus. Their language is close to dying out in modern China, so now there's a last-ditch effort to save it, and the link it provides to China's history and traditional medicine.
Delivering in one of the world's most crowded maternity wards may be miserable, but the birth control these women can access afterward makes it worth it to them. Maybe, they say, they won't have to come back, or at least so soon.
Every parent knows their kids are more than just their grades. Still, they also tell kids grades matter. No wonder an English elementary school headmaster set off a social media storm when she helped write a letter to students telling them not worry so much about their scores, since "there are many ways of being smart."
College has been out of reach for many Colorado undocumented immigrants. In most cases, it was just too dang expensive. But a law change is opening doors for them, and allowing them to pay in-state tuition at Colorado's colleges and universities.
John J. Lennon arrived at Attica in 2004 with a 9th grade education. but in May will graduate with a two-year associate degree. In-prison creative writing workshops have changed his life, he says.
“I came into prison looking up to gangsters, now I look up to scholars and intellectuals."
Women in a small town in southwestern Colombia have stopped having sex with their significant others to protest the terrible condition of a road that connects their town to the rest of Colombia. The campaign, dubbed the “crossed legs movement,” seems to be working.
There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.
According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah. It's become a pioneer in foreign language learning, even as some residents are unhappy with the move.
The next time you open your car door from the driver's seat, try using your right hand. It's how people in the Netherlands do it. And if one cyclist in Boston has his way, the entire US will soon be using the "Dutch Reach."