Francine's Most Recent Stories

  • September 15, 2011

    After more than a century, the storied Walter Reed Army Medical Center is closing its doors. Patients are being transferred to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, which will officially become Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2011

    Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gathered to honor victims of the 9/11 attacks Sunday morning at the World Trade Center memorial site in New York. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2011

    Members of the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota are refusing $1.3 billion in federal funds, held in trust after parts of the resource-rich Black Hills were taken from them in 1877. Now, tribal leaders are fighting to reclaim some of the lost land. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2011

    Violence has spread throughout neighborhoods in London for three days, after a peaceful demonstration Aug. 6 over the shooting of a 29-year-old man by police. Rioters have looted stores, burned tires and cars, and clashed with police across Britain’s capital. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011

    U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan for nearly a decade, including a 33,000-troop “surge” ordered by President Obama last year. On Wednesday evening, the president will address the nation and outline his strategy for reducing the number of soldiers on the ground over the coming years. Continue reading