Paying the Ultimate Price for the Freedom of Information

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer American journalist Marie Colvin had already had her brush with death in Sri Lanka when a rocket-propelled grenade took out her left eye in 2001. Two years before that, she refused to abandon a group
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Clinton on Estonia’s National Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON Estonia’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Estonia as you celebrate the 94th anniversary of your independence this February 24th. Through hard work, innovation, and a pursuit of strong democratic (more...)

Andrew Carnegie – The Richest Man in the World

This article is excerpted from the book Outline of the U.S. Economy, published by the Bureau of International Information Programs. View the entire book (PDF, 3.26 MB). In the post-Civil War Gilded Age, a generation of immensely wealthy industrialists rose to prominence. Hailed as “captains of industry” by (more...)

Free Text Messages for Healthier Mothers and Babies

Russian women now have access to free health advice delivered as cell phone text messages, thanks to a new initiative announced at Russia's Kulakov Center in Moscow.  Text4baby Russia, called "SMSmame"  (MOM-yeh) in Russian, hopes to reach 100,000 pregnant women and new mothers with critical information about (more...)

Meritorious Unit Citation Ceremony In Philadelphia

Old Historic Fort Mifflin – A National Guard Engineer Company, from Philadelphia , will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation during a 1:00pm March 11 2012 ceremony at Old Historic Fort Mifflin. Charlie Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion is being presented this award in recognition of their soldiers’ actions (more...)

New NASA Data Offer Greater Detail in Earth Ice Depletion

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Satellite observations accumulated over a seven-year period show that the volume of Earth’s land ice mass decreased by 4.3 trillion tons (more than 4,150 cubic kilometers) and increased global sea level by 12 millimeters. That’s enough ice to cover the entire United States to a (more...)

Goldman Sachs Programmer Freed From The Prison

A former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov, 42, has been arrested in March of 2011. He was found guilty of espionage for allegedly taking the codes to start a new trading system at another firm and should serve 8 year prison sentence at the federal prison in Fort Dix, (more...)

Before Occupy Movement, the Poor People’s Campaign

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer Since protesters began Occupy Wall Street in New York’s Zuccotti Park in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread across the United States, inflaming passions among both supporters and critics. However Americans feel about Occupy, the loosely knit organization has succeeded in highlighting (more...)

New Report Spotlights Untapped Talent in US

A new report is spotlighting a hidden opportunity in the United States – skilled immigrant doctors, engineers and others who are currently working in low-skilled jobs. " Talent is Ready: Promising Practices for Helping Immigrant Professionals Establish Their American Careers" was released by the Chicago-based IMPRINT, an umbrella group of (more...)

Valentine’s Day in the US

By Mary-Katherine Ream Staff Writer A current of excited energy collects in the air as hands clutching bouquets of red roses and pink greeting cards rush by. It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day in the United States, a day devoted to love. Americans celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways, though (more...)

Assistant Secretary Gordon in Kiev Discusses U.S.-Ukraine Issues

U.S. Department of State.Press Availability with Philip H. Gordon Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Kyiv, Ukraine Press Roundtable on U.S.-Ukraine Issues ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Hello, everybody. Thanks for coming. Apologies for keeping you waiting. I’ve just come from a long series of meetings. I saw Mr. Lyovochkin (more...)

Mitt Romney Or Rick Santorum OVER Obama?

The former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has won polls in three states on Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has won the state's primary caucuses in Maine on Saturday. Mr Santorum, now viewed as Mr Romney's main rival nationally, also had only limited campaign activity in the state, according (more...)

Welfare Drug Testing: Is It Necessary Or Not?

The drug testing for welfare recipients program was signed into law last year and has begun as a pilot program in Schuylkill County . It could pave the way for a statewide program this summer in Pennsylvania, if it proves cost effective. The cost-benefit aspect is one Pennsylvania (more...)

DeWeese Corruption And “Bonusgate”

The new political scandal blow out in Pennsylvania named as “Bonusgate”: 25 defendants have been swept up, but the central figure is the former House Democratic leader, State Rep. Bill DeWeese, according to local media. News reports that DeWeese were " getting state bonuses for political work", using (more...)

Romney Win in First Republican Race in West Fails to Shrink Field

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On February 4, Nevada became the first Western state to weigh in on the Republican race for the nomination for the U.S. presidency. In a “closed” process in which only registered Republicans were allowed to participate, caucus-goers determined how the state’s 28 delegates (of a (more...)


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