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Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown
Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

In a Time of Crisis: Doodles
In a Time of Crisis: Doodles

With yesterday marking the start of a solemn reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban… >>

Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You
Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You

Now, there's no beef here, Mr. President, because clearly you know your way around a patty (ahem… >>

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan!
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!

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Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

Funny Tumblr: Ridiculous Headlines, Real News
Funny Tumblr: Ridiculous Headlines, Real News

As I read the news every day, I often find myself muttering, "You can't make this stuff up." And… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>

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… >>