British Prime Minister David Cameron Wins Second Term in Elections… Who is David Cameron?

England… Great Britain…the British Commonwealth… the United Kingdom (U.K.)…no matter what you refer this island nation as, they continuously stand as one of the United States’ most stalwart allies. Essentially, since the American Revolution brought the 13 colonies out from under British rule, the nation of America has enjoyed steadfast support from England in its […]


American Pharoah Emerges the Winner of the 141st Kentucky Derby

This past Saturday was an exhilarating time for equine enthusiasts around the United States and even, for some, international aficionados. Perhaps the shortest actual sporting event in the wild world of sports, the highly groomed and trained horses race the Kentucky Derby for only a mere two minutes. Excited and devoted fans flock to Louisville, […]


Panama Summit of the Americas – Cuba and U.S. Talk

Last Friday, April 10, the Seventh Summit of the Americas commenced in Panama City, Panama. All of the political leaders from countries within the Western Hemisphere met for a two-day conference to discuss policy and issues specific to this region of the world. What’s new this year? Cuba’s invitation and attendance! With the United States’ […]


A (Good? Bad?) Deal with Iran… Can Anyone Agree?

Last Thursday, March 30, a momentous tentative agreement was forged between two nations with a long drawn-out history of mistrust and animosity. The United States and Iran, after almost two years of negotiations and debate sat together over a period of eight days in Lausanne, Switzerland, to hash out a possible plan for moving forward […]

Stanford v Texas

The Science of Basketball

March Madness, the NCAA basketball championship series, is in full swing. For the next several weeks, people across the country will cheer for their favorite team, obsessively wear their lucky shirt, and track their bracket predictions. But if don’t share the love of the game, perhaps you can appreciate the bounce of the ball and […]


50th Anniversary of Selma

‘Bloody Sunday’… an ignominious title that no town in America would ever wish to have. On March 7, 1965, Selma, a small town in Dallas County, Alabama went from being a quiet rather unknown place to a community splashed all over the news and front pages of the papers. The town was the site of […]


Tragedy in Nepal – Massive Earthquake Demolishes

News this past weekend centered on a typically quiet, unobtrusive region in the world. On Saturday, April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the capital city of Kathmandu in the relatively small nation of Nepal. Aftershocks registered as high as magnitude 6.7 and kept occurring repeatedly right up to late Sunday where a 5.3 earthquake […]


70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

Last week, veterans and families gathered at the National World War II Memorial to attend the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima. This assembly was to commemorate the battle in which more than 6,800 American service members were killed. Iwo Jima would come to be known as the deadliest battle in Marine Corps […]


After Decades of Avoiding Cholesterol… Now it’s All Good?

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish a set of Dietary Guidelines that provide the most up-to-date advisories for optimal nutrition intake. Focusing on enhancing the health of all United States citizens, the agenda shapes the diets of children and adults at work, school, […]

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