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View from Contractor’s Hill, Panama, of ships sailing in the Panama Canal in May 2014. A set of locks at either end eases ships through the artificial Gatun Lake, built to reduce the amount of excavation needed for the canal. A third set of...
This week, 11 middle and high-school students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in four days of workshops, visit the White House and interview Col. Steve Parker of the U.S. Army, who leads Joining Forces, an initiative that provides...
Ferguson, Missouri, police chief Thomas Jackson spoke to the press Thursday, calling the situation in the St. Louis suburb a “powder keg,” but said that law enforcement was aiming to “facilitate” the protests. “What...
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri. Groups across the country are planning a nationwide moment of silence at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Tonight more than...
BREAKING: Iraqi state TV: Nouri al-Maliki has given up the post of prime minister to Haider al-Abadi. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2014 The Associated Press is reporting from Baghdad that Iraqi Prime Minister “Nouri al-Maliki has...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon promised there would be a change in tactics used to control crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, Missouri during remarks earlier on Thursday. During a 4 p.m. press conference, the governor announced that the Missouri...