Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations.
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The NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., has a new name: the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. This is quite an honor for an amazing person.

“Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. Mary never... Read more

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Last month, the Kilauea volcano started erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island. Since then, approximately 2,500 residents on the island have had to evacuate due to the lava that’s consuming everything in its path. Read more

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New Census Bureau estimates say Phoenix saw the second-biggest growth among U.S. cities last year, adding 65,852 new residents, while Buckeye posted the fifth-fastest growth rate at 5.9 percent for 2017. Read more

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Cape Town, South Africa, water crisis downgraded and postponed until 2019. But will the wet season beat back the now-three-year drought? Read more

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Schools returned to normal for hundreds of thousands of students after the six-day #RedforEd walkout. But have teachers gotten what they wanted? Read more

Gabriel Sandler and Chris McCrory | Cronkite News
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Tens of thousands of Red for Ed protesters marched to the Arizona Capitol on Thursday in a historic demonstration against years of education budget cuts, with protesters demanding higher teacher pay and increased classroom funding.  Read more

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Over a million protesters joined March For Our Lives, crowding streets and sidewalks on Saturday, March 24. Read more

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A report that an FBI wiretap intercepted Sean Miller discussing payments to a star basketball player has raised questions about the past and future of the sport and triggered reaction from many that they’re not surprised about the current firestorm. Read more

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Teenagers jump into Kansas gubernatorial race, taking advantage of loophole in election rules.  Read more

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