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Nadia Prupis, staff writer
New statistics show that average SAT scores countrywide have dropped to their lowest level since the college admissions exam was redesigned in 2005, continuing a 10-year trend that education advocates say illustrates the failures of test-driven schooling. According to the College Board, which reported the statistics on Thursday, the average SAT...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
President Barack Obama visited with King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh in January 2015. (Photo: Reuters/J. Bourg)
Six months into their bombing campaign against Yemen, Saudi Arabian King Salman...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a significant victory for the fossil fuel divestment movement, the...

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Noting "Just Because It Isn't Happening Here Doesn't Mean It Isn't Happening," over 12,000 Icelanders have offered homes and spare bedrooms and moral support to Syrian refugees after their own government said they'd help just 50 of the 4 million fleeing Syria's civil war. "We have clothes, toys and everything a child needs," wrote a single mother and teacher. "I would of course pay for the airplane ticket.” "This is humanity," wrote another. "When world leaders look away, the people won't."