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Students at Las Familias Del Pueblo, an after-school program in Los Angeles, practice sentence structure and language.

The Return Of Bilingual Education In California?

Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters next month will have a chance to restore it. Proposition 58 would officially end the era of English-only teaching and re-introduce instruction in English and a second language as an option.

About 1.4 million English Language Learners, or ELLs, make up roughly 23 percent of California's public school students. Most are Spanish-speakers.

Gretzky grew up in Ontario, where he used to pretend to win the Stanley Cup in his backyard. "You're always dreaming that you're the guy that scores the game-winning goal," he says.

Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

After a bruising career in the rough and tumble NHL, who could blame a guy for wanting to take it easy? At age 55, Wayne Gretzky is still playing charity games with other old timers, but "I'm getting older and slower," he says with a laugh.

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face "many" instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.

"In general, if it's coming from another person, it's much more disturbing than when it's coming from a machine," he says, because, as social beings, humans are attuned to man-made sounds. He says overheard conversations, as well as high-pitched and intermittent noises, also draw attention away from tasks at hand.

Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

Most parents have experienced sticker shock when they find out just how much it will cost to care for their infant or toddler full- or even part-time. For parents who have little choice, this can be a big financial strain.

In fact, the most common challenge parents face when looking for child care is the high cost. That's the finding of a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the World Series, building on a dominant performance by starting pitcher Corey Kluber.

Cleveland Beats Chicago Cubs 6-0 In Game 1 Of World Series

Updated at 11:55 p.m. ET with final score

The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game One of the 2016 World Series on the strength of a commanding performance by their starter Corey Kluber who struck out nine batters over six innings.

Kluber was so dominant that he struck out eight of the first nine Cubs batters he faced. He had the help of back-up catcher Roberto Perez who clobbered two home runs.

A migrant holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline earlier this month.

U.N. Says 2016 Will Be Deadliest Year Ever For Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean

2016 is set to be the deadliest year on record for deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, amid the world's biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

Paul Beatty is the first American to win the U.K.'s Man Booker Prize for fiction for his novel <em>The Sellout</em>.

Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

For the first time, an American has won the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most coveted literary award. Paul Beatty will take home the award and the purse, 50,000 pounds (about $61,000), for his novel The Sellout, a satire about race in the U.S. Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, called the book "a novel for our times," and said Beatty "slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim at racial and political taboos with verve and a snarl."

A young Haitian suffering from cholera symptoms receives medical attention Saturday at Saint Antoine Hospital of Jeremie in southwestern Haiti.

Linked To Outbreak, U.N. Considers $400 Million Plan For Cholera In Haiti

For years, the United Nations has refused to publicly acknowledge that its troops were the source of a massive cholera outbreak in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.

But now the U.N. is accepting "moral responsibility" for the outbreak that has sickened nearly 800,000 people and killed more than 9,000 others.

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown watches his team play during the second half of a 2013 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia.

Giants Cut Kicker Josh Brown Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

The New York Giants have released kicker Josh Brown over his admitted abuse of his then-wife, in a case that has previously raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish players who commit acts of domestic violence.

"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," team President John Mara said in a statement. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

<em>Mother Jones</em> reporter Shane Bauer went undercover with the Three Percent United Patriots border militia group.

What A Reporter Learned When He Infiltrated An Arizona Militia Group

Along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, armed groups on patrol — mostly men — look for illegal immigrants and drug traffickers. They're not U.S. Border Patrol, but regular people who've decided to take matters into their own hands.

They call themselves militias. Groups such as these have been around for decades, but they exploded in number after Barack Obama was elected president. Today, there are 276 militia groups around the country, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.