MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners Include Innovators With Global Reach

Meet the newest crop of geniuses. They’re the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants,” recently announced by the Chicago-based
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Here’s President Trump’s First Address to Congress

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of (more...)

Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

The third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is the unofficial capital of the American Midwest, rooted in the Industrial Revolution that transformed the country into a manufacturing powerhouse as urban centers welcomed new immigrant populations. In the early 20th century, the city became famous for (more...)

Some Estimated Travel Times In US

This article appears in the May 2010 issue of eJournal USA, See You in the USA. Estimated in-air flight time New York-Boston: 1 hour, 5 minutes Estimated driving time New York-Boston: 3 hours, 56 minutes Estimated in-air flight time New York-Washington: 1 hour Estimated driving time New York-Washington: 4 hours, 3 minutes Estimated in-air (more...)

Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

U.S. Response to Russia on U.S. Freedom of Assembly

United States Mission to the OSCE Right of Reply: Response to the Russian Federation Regarding Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in the United States As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna May 24, 2012 I would like to exercise my delegation’s right of reply to respond to the statement made by (more...)

NATO Defense, Afghanistan Withdrawal Are Key Summit Issues

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Drawing a road map for NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and agreement on steps to increase the alliance’s defense capabilities are the notable achievements of the NATO summit, President Obama said May 21 as he delivered a final assessment of the meeting held over the (more...)

Philadelphia Yet Again Beats the Highest Per-Capita Murder Rate In U.S.

In 2011 the City of Brotherly Love got the highest murder rate among big U.S. cities: 324 murders. It’s more than it was in 2010 (306 murders) and 2009 (302) murders, but least than in 2007, when almost 400 people were killed in the streets of Philadelphia. The city’s murder (more...)

Remembering the Voyages of Columbus

By Louise Fenner Staff Writer Columbus Day is the U.S. federal holiday commemorating explorer Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World on October 12, 1492. It also celebrates the cultural heritage of Italian Americans, since many scholars believe Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. Columbus Day has been an annual (more...)


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