If she hadn’t driven her friend home that night, Katelyn Losquadro sometimes thinks, or sat in her car for 10 minutes thumbing through her cellphone, everything might have been different. Matt Gault might be dead, and she probably would still be trying to string together enough money to get through nursing school.
Two lives changed that night, Losquadro tells herself.
Years before presidential tweet storms or Macedonian internet rumor mongers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alan Miller saw a need to help kids navigate the tsunami of information on their computer screens. His News Literacy Project helps young people across the country and around the world distinguish truth from fiction. “We were the antidote to fake news long before anybody coined that term,” he says. (more…)
They emerged into the night for what was to be a peaceful protest. But what would happen on this night would recall France’s darkest days under Nazi occupation in World War II. Even worse, it would be forgotten.
A wave of deadly diseases is wiping out wildlife in the U.S. and around the world. These fungal diseases have decimated bats, frogs, salamanders and snakes, hitting some endangered and threatened species particularly hard. So far, there’s little to suspect the worst is over.
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