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Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah
Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah

It's been a long road to Election Day (remember all of those GOP primary debates that began in the… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?
Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?

A recent report from the Associated Press contends that elephants were saved from the harsh… >>

Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief
Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for… >>

Could Sugary Drinks Contribute to Cancer Risk?
Could Sugary Drinks Contribute to Cancer Risk?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might've been more correct to slam sugary drinks than even… >>

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In many ways, 2012 was the year of Lincoln: On the big screen, he worked tirelessly to ensure the… >>

Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events
Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events

In mid-June, swarms of honeybees took to the streets of New York City, prompting something of a… >>

Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail
Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail

One of the most fun aspects of following the news on the campaign trail is the candid photos of the… >>

Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit
Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following… >>

Bingo! The Debate Game You've Been Waiting For
Bingo! The Debate Game You’ve Been Waiting For

Your smart phone is charged, your tweeting thumbs are rested, friends have been invited, and your… >>

Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs

As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans… >>

Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims

As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage of the… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>

Are you a Red Voter or a 'Brew' Voter?
Are you a Red Voter or a ‘Brew’ Voter?

Amid the frenzied back and forth over which voter groups will be most important come November, a… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published... 71 Years Later
Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published… 71 Years Later

"There was blood and the fear of death—and death itself—in the emergency room as… >>

A Heartbeat Away: What You Don't Know About America's Vice Presidents
A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World
Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World

America is a great country, but as far as put-downs go, we can learn a thing or two from our… >>

Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy's Story of Escape
Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy’s Story of Escape

What should have been a tranquil family vacation in the southern Philippines turned into an… >>