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President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony Monday. In 2008, Pitts fought off enemy fighters in Wanat, Afghanistan, during one of the war’s bloodiest battles. Pitts...
The world’s heat record was broken for a second consecutive month. With the exception of Antarctica, new temperature highs were recorded on every continent. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released June’s results Monday,...
Jennifer Michael Hecht. Photo by Maxwell Hecht-Chaneski In her new collection, “Who Said,” Jennifer Michael Hecht “comments on,” “ventriloquizes,” or “meaningfully transliterates” iconic poems throughout history. She has many terms for her work...
Texas Governor Rick Perry is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children. Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his...
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, 2014, following heavy fights between Israeli soldiers to Palestinian militants. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Israel Defense Forces...
An armed pro-Russia militant stands guard at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a round of interviews...