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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

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Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

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Billie's Bounce Don Byas

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

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