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Deportation Relief in Limbo for Millions After Texas Judge’s Ruling

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Investigate how a Texas judge's order has halted President Obama's immigration action with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 17, 2015.

Religious Freedom Bill in Indiana Causes Backlash

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Analyze a new bill in Indiana that critics say allows discrimination with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 31, 2015.

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins

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Analyze the beginning of the Boston marathon bombing trial with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 4, 2015.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is Main Character of New Play

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Dive into the life of a Supreme Court justice in a new play with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 20, 2015.

First Women Ever Graduate from Army Ranger School

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Find out why two women graduating from the U.S. Army Ranger School is significant with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from August 18, 2015. (Note: Students only need to watch the first 1:40 of the video)

Experiment Highlights Effects of Poor Neighborhoods

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Hear about the factors that contribute to upward mobility with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 1, 2015.

Armed Ranchers Occupy Oregon Wildlife Refuge in Protest | PBS NewsHour

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Listen to a report about a group of ranchers fed up with the government's management of federal land with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 4, 2016.

Resources to Honor the Life of Poet Maya Angelou

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Renaissance woman and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Use these educational resources from PBS NewsHour Extra to help your students honor the life of poet Maya Angelou.

Educator Explains What it Means to be Transgender

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Explore the concept of gender through an educator's work with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 23, 2015.

Navajo Divided Over Plans for Grand Canyon Aerial Tram

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See how a proposal for development on Navajo land in the Grand Canyon has divided some residents with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 3, 2015.

New Teachers Face Increasing Instability

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Find out why finding a job as a teacher is harder than ever with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 22, 2015.

FIFA Soccer Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Learn about corruption within the world's top soccer organization with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 27, 2015.

50 Years Later, is Head Start Still Necessary?

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Learn about the history behind Head Start and how the program has evolved with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 18, 2015.

Military Created Race-Based Experiments During WWII

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Learn why the U.S. military tested mustard gas on soldiers during WWII with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 22, 2015.

Discovery of Catholic Artifact Raises Questions at Jamestown Settlement

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See what archaeologists uncovered at the historic Jamestown settlement with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 29, 2015. 

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