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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...
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...
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...
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,...