Sarah Gonzalez en Newark Considers What Life Will Be Like After Cory Booker For years, Newark, N.J., had the reputation of being a crime-ridden, low-income city. Former Mayor Cory Booker helped change that perception.<p>Thursday, the Democrat was sworn in as a U.S. senator, and it's unclear what that means for the city's future.<p>While Booker brought attention — and funding — to Newark, he couldn't completely tackle the violence that has persisted for years. As mayoral candidates begin making their cases, crime is a common theme.<p><strong>'Now A City Of Hope'</strong><p>Booker convinced companies that Newark was a good place to do business. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 47116 at A Mother Receives Her Sons' Remains 12 Years After Attacks Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the loved ones of victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about newly identified remains.<p>Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. She lost both of her sons in the terrorist attack — Tim, 42, and John, 41. Two more body parts belonging to Tim had been identified.<p>"An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth," Grazioso says. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 43736 at Corporal Punishment In Schools: Does It Work? Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. To many people, a teacher spanking a student for starting a fight or talking back in class might seem like a relic of distant times, but it's more common than you might think. Though the trend is down, as recently as six years ago, a quarter of a million students were spanked at school, and laws in 19 states allow corporal punishment.<p>Experts argue about whether it works. Critics call it child abuse and note that students continue to misbehave even after repeated spankings. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:48:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 19766 at Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There's typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can't always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.<p>At DeSoto County High School in southern Florida, math tutor Ronnie Padilla is filling in as the French teacher. There's only one problem: He doesn't speak any French. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:20:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 19335 at