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Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 26, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio The Paralympics ended in Rio de Janeiro last week and over 4,000 athletes from more than 160 nations competed to earn the honor and the glory of Olympic medals while overcoming some amazing challenges. The Paralympic Games are focused entirely on  athletes with physical challenges that would make some of […]

Tightening Poll Numbers
Sep 22, 2016

Tightening Poll Numbers

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the narrowing poll numbers in the race to the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary had a big lead at the end of the summer, but the gap has significantly narrowed in recent weeks. Why might that be the case? The […]

National Museum of African-American History and Culture
Sep 20, 2016

National Museum of African-American History and Culture

This coming September 24, a new portion of the Smithsonian Institution will open on the National Mall. Named the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, this new wing of the Smithsonian Institution collection of museums focuses on the history of African Americans and the culture that they have brought to the United States. Location and […]

Celebrate Constitution Week
Sep 17, 2016

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Election Central’s Classroom Connection
Sep 16, 2016

Election Central’s Classroom Connection

Did you know that the Election Central Web site offers you the chance to voice your opinion on political issues? Last week, Election Central’s main story focused on the Classroom Connection Online Submission form that just went live to help you watch and react to the upcoming first national presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 15, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Airbnb Adjusting to Criticisms Airbnb is, for some people, a popular way to rent living accommodations while travelling. Instead of booking a regular hotel room, Airbnb users access their smart phone app or log into the computer Web site to search for rooms open to rent in participants homes. The company advertises that using this service allows people to […]

Happy Constitution Day!
Sep 15, 2016

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

Understanding the Hajj
Sep 14, 2016

Understanding the Hajj

Every year, devout Muslims who are able undertake the pilgrimage to the Islamic faith’s holiest city–Mekkah in Saudi Arabia. As one of the cornerstones of Islam, every Muslim is expected to fulfilll this journey at least once in their lifetime. The pilgrimage is known as hajj. This year’s hajj began this past weekend. It is expected that approximately two million […]

More Problems with Voting Rights
Sep 13, 2016

More Problems with Voting Rights

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we continue to look at the ongoing disagreements in states and federal courts around the rules for voting. A consistent political theme over the last year to year-and-a-half has been several court cases focused on voting ID laws passed by states and other laws centered around […]

A 9/11 Tale of Hope
Sep 11, 2016

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

So many stories that originated from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are sad stories of loss. But there are also some stories of human kindness and changed hearts. Today, on the fifteenth anniversary of that historically sad day, let us hear and think about a positive story, in which a group of American travelers […]