Category Archives: U.S.

Congress Votes to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

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Late Wednesday night, Congress voted to pass a bill that ends the government shutdown and enables the government to borrow more money so that it…read more

Need-to-Know: Government Shutdown!

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Political negotiations over the government’s budget in Washington, D.C., are at a standstill, with Republicans in Congress threatening to shut down the government unless President…read more

Why It Might Be Hard to Get a Burger Today

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Fast-food workers across the U.S. are striking as part of a larger campaign to demand higher wages for hourly jobs. Employees at popular food chains…read more

The Top 15 Lesson Plans for Back to School

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With students heading back into the classroom, NewsHour Extra is here to help teachers with their back-to-school lesson plans and classroom resources.  We compiled a…read more

Trayvon Martin Case Provokes Justice and Race Debate

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On the night of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in a Florida neighborhood while on his way home from a…read more

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