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With the overwhelming support of the Senate, Dr. Carla Hayden has been approved as the next librarian of Congress.

Hayden, the head of Baltimore's public library system and the former president of the American Library Association, is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post.

Hayden was nominated by Obama in February, but a vote on her nomination wasn't held until Wednesday.

Are we the only civilization-building intelligent species that has ever occurred in the universe?

After more than a week of violence and racial tension sparked by the deaths of black men at the hands of police and the shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas, we're getting more perspective from African-American law enforcement officials. We wanted to know how black officers, folks who find themselves right in the middle of heated conversations about race and policing, are processing everything that happened.

Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel and precisely zero former Republican presidential nominees — that's who will reportedly be speaking at the Republican convention next week.

Following last week's deadly shootings, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott gave a deeply personal speech on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday about the "deep divide" between communities and law enforcement.

While many law enforcement officers do good, he said, some do not. "I've experienced it myself."

Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.

Time Catches Up With Us All In 'The Heavenly Table'

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Donald Ray Pollock's newest novel, The Heavenly Table, is a book about time.

It's a book about the Jewett brothers, Cane (the smart one), Cob (the ox) and Chimney (the crazy one), who own two books, a Bible and a dime-store pulp, swollen and falling to pieces, called The Life And Times Of Bloody Bill Bucket, which they use as their guiding light into a life of crime.

It's a book about Ellsworth and Eula Fiddler and their drunk son Eddie who disappears one night, maybe to join the army, to fight the Huns in a country that none of them can find on a map.

You'd be hard pressed to find a more deeply red county within a deeply red state than Cache County in the mountains of northern Utah.

Eighty-three percent of voters in this heavily Mormon enclave went for Mitt Romney in 2012. So heads turned when Jonathan Choate and a colleague abruptly resigned from the Cache County GOP's Executive Committee after the party refused to publicly condemn Donald Trump.

As he has gone about reinventing presidential campaigns, Donald Trump has offered many ideas about how to finance his operation. Sometimes those ideas contradict one another. This timeline traces Trump's journey through the confusing world of campaign finance. A few things to note:

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

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Across the country there are stories like this: In a high-poverty area of Honolulu, a high school social worker helps her Asian-Pacific Islander students talk with their families about being LBGTQ.

At a time when LGBTQ concerns in schools are increasingly visible — and often debated — teachers and administrators are looking for new ways to support students.

American Graduate: "Keeping the Youth in School"

Dec 4, 2012

WVAS-FM & A.S.P.I.R.E hosted a community forum on November 28, 2012 to discuss the importance of staying in school. Among the event their were students from the Montgomery school system as well as professionals within the education workforce.

Kids take a look deeper into the violence at thier school in Florida. 

Learn the job of a Public Relations Specialist

Nov 19, 2012

Learn what it takes to become a P.R. Specialist along with fun activities. Brought to you by American Graduate. 

http://edu.americangraduate.org/RESOURCES/JOB-PLAY-PUBLIC-RELATIONS-SPECIALIST/

Learn the job of a Public Relations Specialist

Nov 19, 2012

Learn what it takes to become a P.R. Specialist along with fun activities. Brought to you by American Graduate. 

Roadtrip Nation

Nov 12, 2012

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Nov 12, 2012

A series of interactive maps exploring different dimensions of life in the South under Jim Crow

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/maps.html

"GET THE MATH'' is where education is headed! Find out more from the American Graduate Website.

http://edu.americangraduate.org/resources/get-the-math/

American Graduate Day Video

Oct 31, 2012

Why Students Drop Out of School

Oct 22, 2012

In the U.S., one million students leave school early each year. Ray Suarez kicks off American Graduate Week with Victor Rios, Stephanie Krauss and Adam Steltzner, three individuals who know firsthand what it's like to be a high school dropout, but who ultimately turned their lives around and returned to get more education.