President Obama has deployed 3,000 troops to combat Ebola in West Africa. That may seem like a stretch for a group of people who aren't medical experts, but the US military has a long history of stepping into humanitarian crises – and can add real value to aid efforts.
As people in China become increasingly concerned about the safety of the food they eat, more and more of them are demanding that their government take action. One of the most prominent voices on that front is a young food safety blogger.
President Barack Obama went to Kansas on Tuesday to the place where President Theodore Roosevelt delivered one of his most famous speeches. From there, he talked about the endangering of the middle class and how the wealthiest Americans pay fewer taxes than before.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to "reaffirm" that In God We Trust is the national motto. The resolution, which passed, was in support of a motto that's actually less than 60 years old.
The heat wave of 1896 was one of the worst natural disasters of the late 19th century, but it's largely forgotten. In his new book, 'Hot Time in the Old Town,' political historian Edward Kohn writes about this historical event.
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