Young Entrepreneurs Learn That Business Can Be Sweet

By Emily Louise Bowman Hailey Hertzman and Katie Vonder Haar, co-owners of Ooh La Lemon, take credit cards if you don’t have cash. This is the second business for these two 12-year-old Kentuckians. Their first: a lemonade stand. Millions of youths across America
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Biden Heads to Pennsylvania to Pitch Rebuilding Middle Class

VOA By picking Pennsylvania for his first campaign speech of the presidential race, Joe Biden is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election's toughest battleground. Planting a flag in Pennsylvania makes sense for the longtime former senator from Delaware: He was born in Pennsylvania, has numerous ties to (more...)

The City of Philadelphia Celebrates 60 Years of Percent for Art 

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the nation’s first Percent for Art Programs. In 1959, Philadelphia pioneered the Percent for Art model requiring the inclusion of site-specific public art in new construction or major renovation projects in the amount of one percent of the total budget. (more...)

Easter Traditions In America

By Mary Jane Maxwell Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. Many Christians observe a period of fasting and confessing their sins in the 40 days leading up to the holiday. This time is known (more...)

U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

By Mary Jane Maxwell Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on April 22 that the United States will end all exceptions for countries currently purchasing oil from Iran. “We will no longer grant any exceptions. We’re going to zero … across the board, “Pompeo said. The secretary said the U.S. is fulfilling its (more...)

U.S. recognizes Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Interim President

ShareAmerica President Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as the interim president of Venezuela. “In its role as the (more...)

Ukrainian Court Finds ex-President Guilty of Treason

VOA A court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Thursday found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason and helping Russia annex the Crimean peninsula. The Kiev court began reading out the verdict in Yanukovych’s case, a process that is expected to take at least the whole day. The judge already declared (more...)

Republican Plan to End Shutdown Unlikely to Win Over Democrats

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have released a spending proposal that would end the partial government shutdown, taking direction from a proposal by President Donald Trump that he called a “compromise plan” but which Democrats say will go nowhere. McConnell plans a vote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans (more...)

Former Trump Lawyer Gets 3 Years in Prison

Ken Bredemeier Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, after telling a New York judge that his "blind loyalty" to the U.S. leader led him to "cover up his dirty deeds." U.S. Judge William Pauley imposed the sentence on Cohen (more...)

In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st President

By Lauren Monsen George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned his entire adult life. Before becoming president, he served in (more...)

Trump Grants Pardons to Turkeys Peas and Carrots

VOA In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table. Trump's poultry pardon means the two turkeys - a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots - will get to live the rest of (more...)

What Are Midterm Elections, And Why Are They Important?

By Mark Trainer U.S. presidential elections are big news worldwide every four years. But what happens in the midterm elections — so called because they come nearly two years into a president’s term — can have just as big an impact on the direction of the country. Most of the attention of (more...)

Broadway Play With Middle Eastern Setting Wins Top Honors

By Lauren Monsen As musicals go, The Band’s Visit (adapted from a 2007 Israeli movie of the same name) is a quiet and unassuming play — in other words, an unlikely hit. But this quirky Broadway show recently completed an almost-perfect sweep of the 2018 Tony Awards, winning 10 of the 11 prizes (more...)

Team USA Solves for Victory At International Math Competition

Photo: Team USA members (in blue shirts) Michael Ren, Adam Ardeishar, James Lin, Vincent Huang, Andrew Gu and Mihir Singhal stand in celebration after placing first at the 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania. (Mathematical Association of America)

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45,000 Become U.S. Citizens During Constitution Week

By Leigh Hartman Thousands of people are being sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens from September 14 to 23, as Americans honor the U.S. Constitution. “The Constitution plays an essential role in the lives of all Americans, but particularly for those who are Americans by choice,” says L. Francis Cissna, who heads (more...)

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