Category Archives: U.S.

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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President Obama addressed a congregation of citizens from Newtown, Conn. on Sunday after the shooting. The service included words of comfort and scripture readings from many different religious traditions.

President Obama Vows Action after Elementary School Shooting


At a memorial service on Sunday for the 20 students and 6 adults who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., President Obama…read more

A gay pride and an American flag cross on the bag of a pro-gay marriage demonstrator in California at a protest against Proposition 8. After a long legal battle, the Supreme Court will make the final decision on whether "Prop 8" is constitutional.

Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Marriage


In 2013, the Supreme Court will consider two new cases that may decide the future of gay marriage. The court has never before heard a…read more

Government & CivicsPolitics
The oil industry is booming in places like Williston, N.D., bringing flocks of people to the area. For the first time since the 1960s, oil production in the U.S. has steadily risen since 2008.

What Will Energy Independence Mean For the U.S.?


Every election season there is much debate about America’s energy policies and the danger of relying on oil-rich countries for our energy supplies. Now, a…read more


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