Betty Ford Passes Away

Betty Ford, easily the most respected first lady since Jackie O and before Michelle Obama, has passed away at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California. While her husband, former president Gerald Ford, who passed away in 2006, was
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Will And Kate Set to Dazzle the States

On Friday, Prince William and his new bride, Kate, are set to make their debut on United States soil starting in Hollywood, California. Melissa Bromley, West Coast bureau chief of Us Weekly, says: “We have never had a royal couple that have so much celebrity as these two. American girls (more...)

Caylee’s Law

Caylee’s Law

Worldwide audiences watched in shocked horror as Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict was read. Surely, thought viewers, she should at least be convicted of aggravated child assault and neglect. Yet, she was not. For what defines “neglect”? Certainly, most thought, waiting 31 days to call authorities (more...)

More Research Builds Case for Global Warming, Rising Seas

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Research published June 20 finds a steady rise in the sea level on the U.S. Atlantic coast, a faster rise now than at any time in the last 2,000 years. The scientific team publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences included researchers from (more...)

Welcome, Immigrants!

While America is known as the land of opportunity, moving to the states often poses a handicap for immigrants.  While the goal is to ultimately make connections and get a job in one’s field of choice, it is difficult to know where to start. Now, however, we (more...)

Former Soviet Bloc States Have Lessons for Nations in Transition

Former Soviet Bloc States Have Lessons for Nations in Transition

Nations that have built democracies after escaping domination by the Soviet Union may offer guidance to those Mideast and North African nations where protesters struggle against authoritarian governments this year, suggested Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton June 30. “If we are looking for examples of individual (more...)

Casey Anthony – Not Guilty?

On July 5th, in a verdict that rivals the case of OJ Simpson for shock value, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her daughter Caylee. Found floating in a swamp in 2008, Caylee Anthony’s death was so clearly premeditated and malicious. It was clear to just about (more...)

State Department Calls for New Assault Against Human Traffickers

State Department Calls for New Assault Against Human Traffickers

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrated a decade of progress to liberate victims of human trafficking at the same time she promised that the efforts of the next decade must deliver greater results in ending 21st-century slavery. The secretary’s remarks came June 27 with (more...)

4th of July Without Fireworks?

Due to the longevity of the dry conditions in some areas on the south of the country, from Florida to Arizona, the officials have made the decision to cancel the 4th of July fireworks. They are also asking counties and residents where bans aren't in place to give up holiday displays. Some (more...)

Barack May Run Against Bachmann?

Michele Bachmann, also known as Sarah Palin 2.0 has decided to run for president of the United States.  “Who is this person?” you may ask.  Michelle Marie Bachmann is a member of the US House of Representatives.  She is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination (more...)

4th Of July: Display Patriotic Spirit

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Fourth of July holiday is coming up, and Americans all across the United States will be celebrating with all manner of patriotic events to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the nation’s Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776. But expressions of (more...)

Strauss-Kahn Was Released From House Arrest

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest and had his $6m (£3.7m) cash bail and bond returned after prosecutors said the hotel maid made false statements. He smiled as he left the courtroom with his wife, Anne Sinclair. Strauss-Kahn, 62, still faces charges that he sexually assaulted the (more...)

Wildfire Near Nuclear Lab in New Mexico

Wildfire Near Nuclear Lab in New Mexico

The biggest wildfire in the whole history of New Mexico is still at the top of news today. The biggest part of fires is located near Los Alamos. The officials are offering evacuation to 12 thousand people who reside in this area. The most frightening thing of the story is that
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Lie After Lie In The Casey Anthony Case

Lie After Lie In The Casey Anthony Case

Casey Anthony, the mother charged with the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, has been extremely inconsistent in telling her side of the story.  First, she said Caylee was taken by an “angry nanny”. Then, she said Caylee drowned in her grandparents’ pool.  She then explained (more...)

Beating Corruption by Building Consensus

Beating Corruption by Building Consensus

By Jeff Baron Staff Writer Brian Pinkowski started his career by dealing with environmental disasters, but he’s become an expert in governmental ones. It turns out that pollution and corruption have a lot in common. The jobs, he says, are not as different as you might think. As a project manager for many (more...)

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