To get eighth graders to understand Shakespeare's "Othello," Perseverance Theatre's Shona Osterhout has them act it out. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

How to teach Shakespeare to eighth graders

Lisa Phu
- "Shakespeare writes about human truths. He writes about racism. He writes about jealousy. He writes about love. That goes through every age group," says Shona Osterhout.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Manchester Community College on Monday. Jim Cole/AP

Hillary Clinton’s Gun Proposals Expose Democratic Divide

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The Democratic presidential candidate says she would act through executive action to close the “gun-show loophole” and tighten Internet sales, if Congress doesn’t act.

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On Orders From Mao, Researchers Set Off On Nobel-Winning Drug Work

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In the 1960s, Chairman Mao Zedong ordered scientists to find a malaria antidote to help ailing soldiers in North Vietnam. Today’s Nobel Prize for medicine went to one of those researchers.

Injured Doctors Without Borders staff are seen after an airstrike in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders has called the incident a war crime. AP

U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz Airstrike

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John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, said he was correcting initial reports that it was U.S. forces under fire from Taliban fighters. The weekend airstrike killed 22 civilians.

A man kayaks on Tall Pines Circle in Columbia, S.C., Sunday. Many parts of South Carolina experienced record rainfall over the weekend, triggering widespread flooding. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

‘This Is Not Over,’ S.C. Governor Says Of Historic Rain And Flooding

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Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.

More Alaska News

A Capital Transit bus stops at the Federal Building. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

New bus routes take effect Nov. 2

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The new Capital Transit routes add service to Riverside Drive, but reduce service elsewhere.

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

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The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 9:35 a.m. Monday.

Venetie man arrested in connection with stabbing death

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John Fred Roberts of Venetie was arrested Sunday on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Alex Tritt.

Soldotna woman arrested for DUI with 5 kids in car

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Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a Soldotna woman for driving under the influence with five children in the car.

Anchorage. (Creative Commons photo by Frank K.)

Economic development council holds Anchorage meeting

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The International Economic Development Council is holding its annual meeting in Alaska’s largest city.

Thieves target vehicles along highway near Fairbanks

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Alaska State Troopers say highway thieves near Fairbanks have been pulling emission control devices off vehicles.

Spice is also known as synthetic cannabis and is often marketed as herbal incense. (Creative Commons photo by Lance Cpl. Damany S. Coleman)

Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

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Data from the Anchorage Fire Department shows that suspected Spice use accounted for 10 percent of all the department’s emergency transports between July 18 and Sept. 27.

More people leaving Alaska than in previous years

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A report shows that about 7,500 more people moved out of the state than arrived in fiscal year 2014.