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A House Divided

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Historian and Tufts professor Peniel Joseph draws parallels between what’s happening now in Ferguson, Missouri and civil rights protests that have happened throughout history, and discusses the generational divide between today’s protesters and older civil rights leaders. Plus: an explanation of how credit scores are about to change and why yours might go up; an update on how public schools in the city are doing under new policies that aim to integrate special education students into general-education classes; and how obesity can complicate sex and intimacy.   

Ferguson in Context

A look at the protests from Ferguson, plus the history of protests in the United States and how those in Ferguson may be deviating. 

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Credit Score Boost

Unpaid medical bills keeping your credit score down? FICO is changing its formula, which could mean a boost in scores -- and lending -- for many Americans.

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Intimacy and Obesity

Gaining weight is not just a concern for personal or public health -- it also poses unique challenges when it comes to sex and relationships.

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More Inclusive Special Education

We check in on a new approach to special education in New York City schools, bringing special ed students back into the regular classroom.

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Throwing Cold Water on the #IceBucketChallenge

The #icebucketchallenge is raising money, but what about awareness?

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