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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include a Montana 6-year-old alarmed about...
Representative Aaron Schock, R-Ill., during 2014 an interview in Washington, D.C. The Justice Department opened an investigation into Schock’s House office expenses. Schock personally reimbursed $40,000 following a recent revelation that he...
One-year-old Jaeliece Ortiz enjoys some of the food (fruit juice) her mother (Rebecka Ortiz) just brought home after shopping with her SNAP (food stamps) card. About a fifth of SNAP recipients are eligible for grant-funded training programs designed...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) expresses his condolences over the death the of the mother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before a negotiation session with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) over Iran’s nuclear program...
Photo by Nick David/Taxi via Getty Images. In 2013, Harvard professor Robert Putnam published an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Crumbling American Dreams.” That essay was the precursor to the book, “Our Kids,” released this week to high...
A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey Shale, California, April 29, 2013. Most of that oil is not economically retrievable except by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a production-boosting technique in which large amounts of water,...