Federal judges in Texas and New York have rendered decisions that aim to remove religious practices from public schools. In the Lone Star State, a United States District Judge recently ordered the Medina Valley Independent School District to prohibit public prayer at its graduation ceremony, FOX News reported.
In a Monday afternoon press conference in Manhattan, Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) admitted he has engaged in “inappropriate online conversations” via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, which included sending lewd photographs of himself to various women. Weiner also said that while he is sorry for his actions, he has no intention of resigning his office.
Five U.S. service members were killed Monday. The U.S. military did not say how or where the five died, but two unnamed Iraqi security officials told CNN the deaths occurred during an early morning mortar attack at a U.S. military base in southeastern Baghdad.
Sarah Palin caused a media controversy on Thursday when she claimed American folk hero Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famous 1775 midnight ride. However, several Bostonian historical experts have stepped forward to defend Palin’s account.
Former Senator Rick Santorum formally entered the race for the 2012 Republican nomination on Monday. He announced his intentions on ABC’s Good Morning America. “We’re ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we’re in it to win,” Santorum told GMA reporter George Stephanopoulos.
Parents in Arkansas have expressed outrage over a middle school yearbook that lists former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney among the “worst people of all time.”
It’s a common practice for farmers who run large, industrial livestock operations to supplement their animals with antibiotics and antimicrobials to keep them from getting sick.
The United States economy appears to be sputtering into the summer months, as the latest unemployment rate has reached its highest level since January.
Hurricane season along the Atlantic coast is under way, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has predicted a tumultuous six-month stretch. The NHC has forecast that the storm season will be busier than normal, with as many as six major hurricanes expected to hit the East Coast.
A new bill being considered by the Senate would make streaming copyrighted material illegal. The wording of S. 978 is problematic, as it could conceivably be used to cover the embedding of YouTube videos and other Web content.