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Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Mexican drug cartels stay ahead of patrols with spy gear

Mexican cartel lookouts are using both mundane and some advanced technology to tip off their partners. The complicated U.S. border situation has just gotten a bit more complicated.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to play 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Dave Mustaine, the front-man of the iconic rock band Megadeth, will be featured in the new movie "America," where he will be playing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Typical heroin user in America who has sought treatment is a white woman in the suburbs

Fifty years ago researchers reported that the average first-time heroin user is a 16-year-old of color, but now a study says that a typical user who has sought treatment is more likely a 23-year-old white woman from the suburbs.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Op-Ed: Putin banned from 'Mighty Taco'

Buffalo - Serious actions have been taken against Russian President Vladimir Putin. No one truly knows what prompted this response.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 6 comments

Obama urges Putin to back down in Ukraine

Global leaders are continuing to raise concerns about Russia's recent actions in Ukraine. As of now there are enough troops on the Ukrainian border to seize the country within twelve hours.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Can U.S. really claim the moral high ground on Ukraine?

American leaders have condemned Russia's stationing of troops in Crimea in the Ukraine. Can the U.S. really claim the moral high ground in saying Russia has no right to be in Crimea?
In the Media by Steven Z.K. Nickels - 14 comments

Bank of America suspends senior FX trader in London: source

The worldwide investigation into allegations of manipulation in the global currency market took another twist on Thursday, as Bank of America suspended a senior trader in London, a source familiar with ...
In the Media by Jamie McGeever (Reuters)

Op-Ed: America's Broken Politics

New York - America’s two party system is broken, has been for some time, and continues without interruption to show ever more clearly that this is so.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 3 comments

American fuel distributor shows $380 billion leaving U.S. economy

AMERIgreen fuel provider released an infographic that shows $380 billion leaving the U.S. economy in 2012 because of foreign fuel consumption.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

U.S. exports global warming

While America talks of a greener and cleaner future, exports of dirty fuel into other countries are flooding the markets with cheap, high carbon fuels.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

New study: Chinese pollution making landfall on the West Coast

China's air quality problem may have repercussions outside of Asia. A new study suggests that Chinese pollution is affecting America's West Coast.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 1 comment

Op-Ed: America in 2014

New York - Nations, like people, are full of flaws and inadequacies. On the bright side though, we believe that we can improve if we try. Nations are also like people when it comes to the habit of mind that thinks "things were better back when."
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 5 comments

Op-Ed: The Re-History of the Muslim Brotherhood - Part 1

Recently, the Muslim Brotherhood has made news with their actions in Egypt. However, this is only another attempt in a long line of attempts to conquer.
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 3 comments

Interview with Judy Collins: Grammy-winning American musician Special

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins is an American treasure. She has been an integral part of the American music scene for the past 54 years.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The impact of gun violence in America

Today, gun violence has become more prevalent and sadly the norm. Seeking an end to the problem will take long-term solutions, which include understanding why a rift exists on an issue that will not end quite so swiftly.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 19 comments

Do you know how wealth is distributed in America?

Infographics on the wealth and inequality in the U.S. revealing the striking difference between what people think is the reality of wealth distribution and the real economic picture has already received over 10 million hits on YouTube.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Is America really a great and moral nation?

Every single day the American people are saddled with propaganda stating that we are the greatest country on Earth. We are encouraged to be proud of our nation. We are told to waive our rights as we wave the flag for which our fathers fought and died.
In the Media by Justin King - 23 comments

Op-Ed: The government shutdown and American leadership

Washington - How a lack of leadership hurt the American People - When did being a Representative become a license to penalize America's citizens for the representative's own incompetence?
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 1 comment

Op-Ed: American operations will lead to further destabilisation

U.S. special forces carried out 2 separate operations last week, one targeting a high ranking leader belonging to al-Shabab, and the other that targeted an Al-Qaeda member suspected of being involved in the 98 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi Kenya.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Op-Ed: America's child President

In a time when America needs her president, Obama once again pits his federal government against the American people punishing them for government actions.
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 6 comments

Syrian deputy foreign minister threatens American interests

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad has warned that any American attack on Syria would have repercussions across the rest of the Middle East, as well as against American interests in the region.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Turkey's mixed views of an American strike on Syria Special

Istanbul - As the world waits to see if America will attack Syria because of its use of chemical weapons, people in nearby Turkey express mixed views.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

Op-Ed: American and Russian involvement in Syria reflects Cold War era

Russia and America take sides in the Syrian civil war. Moscow remains committed to providing the Assad regime the S-300 air defense missile systems, while Washington remains committed to arming the Syrian rebels. Will Russia win the new Cold War?
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 1 comment

America is the George Zimmerman of the world: Cornel West

Well known intellectual, Cornel West, likened the United States of America to George Zimmerman, during an interview with CNN.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The U.S. and E.U. pressures Israel into accepting new borders

The E.U. redraws Israel Borders to 1949 Lines. Netanyahu try to talk E.U. down from new border rules. And Kerry says gaps narrowing between Israel and Palestinians. Analysts believe border talks will lead to wider rift between the E.U., U.S., and Israel.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments
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 It sort of evolved organically   the 31 year-old Deacon says of his live shows.  When I first start...
Shawn Brackbill
"It sort of evolved organically," the 31 year-old Deacon says of his live shows. "When I first started, my whole goal was to get people to dance by the end of the set -which was a success -though it took me a while to figure out how to get people to feel comfortable, and to lose their inhibitions in a place that was very uncomfortable, like an empty room."
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The colorful Light Tunnel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport connecting Conc...
Steve Hopson
The colorful Light Tunnel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport connecting Concourse A with Concourse B/C in the McNamara Terminal. Light patterns along the tunnel are choreographed with music.
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Looking at Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL on Feburary 3  2006 in Detroit.
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Looking at Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL on Feburary 3, 2006 in Detroit.
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A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
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Aerial photo of Hilo Bay  Hawaii.
Kanoa Withington
Aerial photo of Hilo Bay, Hawaii.
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This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
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A Picture of FBI SWAT officers.
PD-USGOV-FBI
A Picture of FBI SWAT officers.
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The Historic District along Broadway Avenue in Detroit  Michigan.
Andrew Jameson
The Historic District along Broadway Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
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Graph by the Southern Poverty Law Center charting the rapid rise in white supremacist groups nationa...
Southern Poverty Law Center
Graph by the Southern Poverty Law Center charting the rapid rise in white supremacist groups nationally.
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The American flag with the New Mexico flag
Denise
The American flag with the New Mexico flag
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The United Countries of Baseball
By baller2000
The United Countries of Baseball
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The McNamara Terminal s ExpressTram is used to transport passengers from one end of the terminal to ...
Danleo
The McNamara Terminal's ExpressTram is used to transport passengers from one end of the terminal to the other at Detroit International Airport.
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Andrew Forsthoefel on the road during his 4 000-mile trek across the U.S.
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Andrew Forsthoefel on the road during his 4,000-mile trek across the U.S.
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Lahore  Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan
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Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U...
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U.S. in 2011
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President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle  Wash.
White House photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle, Wash.
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he Kogi or Kogui or Kaggabba  translated to  jaguar   in the Kogui language are a native American et...
he Kogi or Kogui or Kaggabba, translated to "jaguar", in the Kogui language are a native American ethnic group that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Martha, in Colombia. They are one of the few surviving Pre-Columbian civilizations of South America.
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the dumbing down of America
Dees Illustrations
the dumbing down of America
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A view of the Goldman Sachs building in Jersey
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A view of the Goldman Sachs building in Jersey
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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran  Wiesel offere...
Justin Lanier/WSN
Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran, Wiesel offered a firm stance. "I think America should adopt a very harsh line, a more truthful line, and say to Iran that you cannot continue like that -not with our consent. You can't."
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