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A soldier guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Photo via Flickr user Jim_W

Memorial Day celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country


For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, but it is also a time when many Americans reflect on the sacrifices of members of…read more

Government & CivicsU.S.
President Obama Awards The Medal Of Honor To Army Sergeant Kyle White

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war soldier who stood by his team under ambush


DOWNLOAD VIDEO President Obama recently awarded former Army Sergeant Kyle White the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for valor, for his role in…read more

Government & CivicsU.S.

Botched execution raises questions about lethal injection methods


DOWNLOAD VIDEO A recent execution of a convict in the state of Oklahoma went terribly wrong after the state tried a new, untested combination of…read more

Government & CivicsSocial Issues
Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Case Challenging Affordable Care Act

Can corporations exercise religious rights? SCOTUS hears challenge to contraceptive mandate


DOWNLOAD VIDEO On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments from two private for-profit companies that claim the Affordable Care Act (the president’s signature healthcare law,…read more

Government & CivicsSocial Issues
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President Obama tackles climate change and education in 2014 State of the Union address


In his annual speech before both chambers of Congress last night, President Barack Obama challenged the country to address climate change, pledging to develop the natural gas and solar power industries. Continue reading

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