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Google, Facebook tools offer Nepalis peace of mind

Google, Facebook tools offer Nepalis peace of mind

U.S. companies use their technology to assist Nepal after the country’s devastating earthquake.

by · May 1, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
The congressional barrier

The congressional barrier

The Senate considers a bill that would give it time to consider a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear program before Obama can decide to waive or suspend sanctions.

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Netanyahu wins re-election, rules out Palestinian state

Netanyahu wins re-election, rules out Palestinian state

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Likud party win reelection in the country’s parliamentary election.

by · March 21, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Unpacking net neutrality

Unpacking net neutrality

The FCC’s reclassification of broadband Internet service as a public utility ensures that the Internet is not divided into “fast” and “slow” lanes by media companies.

by · March 14, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Obama issues executive order creating a ‘student aid bill of rights’

Obama issues executive order creating a ‘student aid bill of rights’

debt, students, executive order, Obama, repayment

by · March 14, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
The next race for space

The next race for space

Despite setbacks, commercial space flight firms compete for NASA contracts and work to realize space tourism dream.

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Lost in space?

Lost in space?

The Russian Foreign Ministry has threatened to end U.S.-Russian cooperation over the maintenance of the International Space Station in response to U.S. sanctions regarding Ukraine. The Space Race may be over, but Russia is proving that the International Space Station remains a powerful political bargaining chip.

by · May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · World/National
Missing girls, missing rescue

Missing girls, missing rescue

Conditions continue to deteriorate in Nigeria as the terrorist group Boko Haram grows bolder and bolder. This confidence culminated in the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from an all-girls school in the north-east of the country. How has Nigeria, and the world, responded to Boko Haram’s flagrant abuses?

by · May 12, 2014 · 0 comments · World/National
Minimum support

Minimum support

A measure intended to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour was defeated by Senate Republicans Wednesday, drawing the ire of President Obama and Congressional Democrats. The fight for a minimum wage rate increase continues on a state-by-state basis.

by · May 5, 2014 · 0 comments · World/National
Problems in our backyard

Problems in our backyard

The U.N. released a blistering report condemning 25 areas of human rights concerns in the U.S. Traditionally at the fore of pointing out potential human rights violations, can the U.S. continue to do so in the face of glaring blind spots at home?

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · World/National