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President Obama also focused on the message of strengthening the middle class and boosting the economy in his 2012 State of the Union address.

President Obama Delivers State of the Union


Every year, the president speaks to a rare joint session of Congress with all 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. The…read more

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Unmanned drones like this MQ-1 Predator can be flown anywhere in the world by pilots sitting behind their desks in the U.S.

Leaked Memo Justifies Killing Americans with Drones


A secret Justice Department document revealed this week outlines legal arguments for using drone aircraft to target and kill American citizens living abroad who are…read more

Government & Civics
A woman wears a mask while riding a bicycle on the street during severe pollution on January 23, 2013 in Beijing, China. While masks may keep out some larger pollution particles, they are not very effective against fine particles.

Beijing Reacts to Record Smog Cloud


China is the world’s fastest growing major economy, but the resulting pollution from factories and vehicles has made it dangerous for some city residents to…read more

U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g. Luke Leveque pins the submarine officer warfare device on his wife, Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, who in December 2012 became one of the first three women to qualify as an unrestricted line officer in a submarine.

Military to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles


The United States military announced plans this week to allow women to fight on the front lines and hold combat roles previously reserved for men. The new…read more

Government & Civics

Obama Sets Progressive Tone in Inaugural Speech


In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama outlined the issues he intends to tackle in language that reflected his goal of forging a meaningful…read more

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