University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, the author of a controversial study of children with a parent who at some point had a same-sex relationship, testified in defense of Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
The surgeon general first warned of the dangers of smoking 50 years ago this month. The antismoking campaign that grew from that report has added 157 million years to lives that would otherwise have been cut short, a study says.
As this school year's great college aid game gets started, the Monitor and The Hechinger Report follow five New Rochelle High School seniors in their quest through the labyrinth of college admissions and financial aid.
Today’s Google Doodle honors computer science whiz Grace Hopper, who led the team that invented Common Business-Oriented Language, or COBOL, the first programming language that used words instead of numbers.