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Secret Service agents unknowingly let a man with a gun ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On a day when the Secret Service is being scrutinized for allowing a man with a knife to breach White...
Coho salmon are being threatened by illegal water theft by marijuana gardeners. Image by Flickr user Don…The UpNorth Memories Guy… Harrison Illegal Marijuana gardeners in northern California and southern Oregon are endangering fish...
Watch Tuesday’s CDC news conference discussing the first diagnosed U.S. case of Ebola The first ever case of Ebola in the U.S. has been diagnosed in Dallas. Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden confirmed the diagnosis in a news...
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it was ending protection of the NFL’s blackout policy, which prohibits local broadcast stations from televising a game if a team does not sell a certain percentage of tickets at least 72 hours...
The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. The agent had been on security detail for President Barack Obama’s daughters and had...
The idea that a college degree is a ticket to a middle-class lifestyle or that a good education can break generations-long cycles of poverty in a family is a lynchpin in stories of achieving the American Dream. But data show education is just one...