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How a student history project reunited a familyHow a student history project reunited a family
Decades after losing touch, family members from two different continents were reunited at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, to honor a World War II soldier who was killed in action just after the D-Day invasion. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on t
How funny man Jon Stewart became a serious influenceHow funny man Jon Stewart became a serious influence
Called the nation's "satirist in chief," Jon Stewart’s comedic rants and skewering of the daily news have had far-reaching influence on media and politics. Now he's leaving The Daily show after 16 years. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Stewart’s impact.
Learning history to honor fallen heroes of D-DayLearning history to honor fallen heroes of D-Day
To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doi
Georgia segregates kids with disabilities, behavior problemsGeorgia segregates kids with disabilities, behavior problems
The Department of Justice has concluded that the state of Georgia is illegally segregating students with disabilities and behavioral issues. A two-year investigation found that some of the programs are even housed in dilapidated buildings once used as all blac
Building an oasis in a Philadelphia food desertBuilding an oasis in a Philadelphia food desert
In Philadelphia, a fourth-generation supermarket owner has gone where others have feared to tread: food deserts, low-income neighborhoods that have no direct access to a real grocery store. The small chain has given these communities a place to get nutritious
CDC offers new call to arms on nightmare bacteriaCDC offers new call to arms on nightmare bacteria
Drug-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million people and kill 23,000 each year. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a call to slow the rate of hospital-acquired infections. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Michael Bell from the CDC about