Federal Agency Shutdowns Leave Many in the Dark

October 8, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Most federal agency operations shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations effective Tuesday, Oct. 1. Agency services will remain idle until Congress passes a continuing resolution to resume funding the […]

Wendy Considering Run for Governor of Texas

September 15, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Dallas — State Sen. Wendy Davis (D- Fort Worth), a new star in Texas politics, is considering a run for governor of Texas. She aims to dispel the idea that […]

Stagnation Leaves U.S. Lagging in World Education Achievement

August 18, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Educational achievement in the United States is slipping significantly behind compared to advances in other developed countries according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s “Education at a Glance […]

Federal Health IT Aid Offers Rural U.S. Job Gains

August 13, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Representatives of the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Education have teamed up to work on a pilot initiative to expand support for health information technology infrastructure and […]

Zimmerman Acquitted but May Face Civil Rights Charges

July 14, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

SANFORD, Fla. — July 13, George Zimmerman was acquitted on second degree murder and manslaughter charges related to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Purportedly, Martin was walking […]

Race May Be an Issue in Texas Woman’s Execution

July 1, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Dallas — Early morning June, 26, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a motion by Kimberly McCarthy’s attorney to stay her execution. Later that day, she became the 500th […]

Lone Star Wendy Davis Fends off Bill to Strip Women of Choice

July 1, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News, Women

DALLAS — Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis won admiration and praise from millions of women across the country this week for taking a successful stand against limitations on women’s health […]

Pride Day 2013 Hallmarks Big Gains for LGBT Americans

July 1, 2013 in GLBT Issues, Top News, U.S. News

June 30, America’s LGBT communities and activists appear to have an abundance of reasons to celebrate as merry-makers joined in Pride Day celebrations nationwide. In just a few short weeks, […]

U.S. Joins the World: Gay Marriage Now Law of the Land

June 27, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

Wednesday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision in the case of U.S. v. Windsor the federal Defense of Marriage Act was in violation of the […]

NSA Director Declares U.S. Security Damaged by Snowden Leaks

June 16, 2013 in Top News, U.S. News

June 12, on the heels of information leaks about classified NSA surveillance practices by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Gen. Keith B. Alexander testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The […]

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