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Kiera Wilmot, seen in a screengrab from msnbc's All In w/ Chris Hayes

The teen scientist who faced jail time speaks out

05/23/13 06:22PM

Three weeks ago, All In with Chris Hayes first reported on model Florida High School student Kiera Wilmot, then facing expulsion and felony charges for conducting an independent science experiment on school grounds. After our report and a groundswell of support from the science community, social media platforms and press, the charges against Kiera were dropped. Kiera's punishment was reduced to a ten-day suspension and completion of the Juvenile Justice Diversion Program. read more

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Fla. teen faces felony charges for lesbian relationship

05/22/13 06:32PM

Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, started dating her 15-year-old girlfriend last year. The older of the two teens,  Kaitlyn, was arrested and subsequently charged with “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.” If found guilty of this crime, Kaitlyn could serve up to 15 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. But the assistant state attorney offered a deal: if she agrees to 2 years of house arrest and one year of probation, she can forgo trial. read more

Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Okla, Monday, May 20, 2013. Near SW 149th and Hudson. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman,  Paul Hellstern)

Teachers: Heroes in a crisis--but otherwise under fire

05/21/13 05:53PM

The teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School had a 16-minute warning. As one of the most destructive tornadoes barreled towards the school, educators evacuated the older children—the fourth, fifth, and sixth graders—to a nearby church. But the younger children sought shelter within the school building, and teachers stayed with them. read more

Low-wage employees of federal contractors protest in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2013. (Photo courtesy of

Hundreds of low-wage workers go on strike in D.C.

05/21/13 09:19AM

Hundreds of low-wage employees of federal contractors walked off the job on Tuesday morning, demanding that President Obama sign legislation or an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay higher wages. The Washington, D.C., strike is led by a new campaign called Good Jobs Nation, formed earlier this month. read more