Obama Remembers Fallen Troops for Memorial Day

VOA News Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. "It's a day we remember those who never made it home; those who never
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Senator Lautenberg’s Legacy Advances Ocean Conservation

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer The world’s oceans lost a champion when U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg died June 3 of viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, 89, was the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate. He is mourned in Washington by a long list of former Senate colleagues, including the president, (more...)

Senate Confirms Hagel Will Be Next Defense Secretary

By a vote of 58–41, the U.S. Senate on February 26 confirmed Chuck Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska, as the next secretary of defense. Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate has a duty to “advise and consent” on the president’s Cabinet nominees, a duty it exercises (more...)

Obama Nominates Two for National Security Team

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama rounded out his second-term national security team January 7 by nominating former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). With the recent nomination of Senate Foreign Relations (more...)


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