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Joy Lutes

Digital Journalist based in Alexandria, VA, United States, United States. Joined on Apr 25, 2010

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Federal Judge Finds U.S. Healthcare Reform Constitutional

Washington - On Thursday, a federal judge in the state of Michigan ruled that the new American healthcare reform legislation is constitutional.

Trade Mission Builds Bridges Between U.S. and Kosovo Special

Washington - Sixteen individuals from the Republic of Kosovo traveled to the U.S. earlier this summer to participate in a Trade Enhancement and Education Mission, commonly known as a Trade Mission.

US legislation introduced to support Israel against Iran threat Special

Washington - Representatives in the U.S. House have sponsored legislation aimed at confronting the potentially mounting nuclear threat from Iran.

President Obama Signs Landmark Financial Reform Legislation

Washington - On Wednesday, President Obama signed into law a landmark piece of legislation that many are calling the most aggressive financial reform since the Great Depression and President Roosevelt’s subsequent New Deal.

U.S. House Passes Campaign Finance Measure Aimed at 2010 Election

Washington - After clearing some political hurdles, the U.S. House on Thursday passed the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act).

USICH Releases Plan to Combat and Prevent Homelessness in U.S. Special

Washington - Today the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its plan to prevent and combat homelessness.

Rolling Thunder Rolls Into Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Memorial Day is the United States federal holiday set aside to honor fallen service men and women. It takes place on the last Monday of May.

Restoring and rebuilding L'Aquila through images Special

Washington - “Eerily beautiful” is how one visitor described the Save L’Aquila exhibit at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. They were right.

Congressional Legislators Attempt Push-Back on ‘Euro-TARP’

Washington - Several Republican Members of Congress have authored a bill aimed at temporarily prohibiting U.S. loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the Greek bailout.

Embassy Hopping through the Heart of Europe Special

Washington - U.S. travelers to Europe face a few small hurdles – jet lag, airline food, threat of volcanic ash thwarting or postponing their plans. But this weekend in Washington, residents and visitors were able to visit Europe without ever getting on a plane.

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down... in Rome

Rome - The sky in Rome appears to be falling. Not literally. But mortar chunks from the Roman Colosseum, or Colosseo in Italian, reportedly collapsed over the weekend at the famed tourist attraction.

Favorable Breeze Finally Blows for U.S. Cape Wind Project

The Cape Wind farm has received approval from the Obama Administration’s Department of the Interior. The much-disputed offshore wind farm, the first of its kind in the U.S., will be located in Massachusetts’ Nantucket Sound.

Arizona Law Causes Strong Reactions

U.S. states seem to be filling in the gap so to speak in an area many have felt the federal government has been lacking in for too long – securing the southern border and enforcing current laws regarding illegal immigrants.
 

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