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Nuclear Summit Begins in Washington, DC

The Nuclear Summit begins in Washinton, DC on Monday, April 12, 2010. Forty seven nations' leaders will convene at the Summit to discuss Nuclear Security in the wake of President Obama's latest plan. The focus of the Summit will be to formalize plans to keep nuclear weapons from terrorists. The...

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Michelle Obama Visits Haiti

Michelle Obama visits Haiti for an impromptu stop over on Monday morning to see first hand the massive devastation to the country. This is Mrs. Obama's first international trip without President Obama following the January 12 earthquake that rattled the impoverished nation. The First Lady and...

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Nuclear Summit Warns Iran's Recipe for Atomic Ingredients Within Year

Nuclear Summit warns Iran's recipe for atomic ingredients will be complete within a year. Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, delivered this news to a Senate Panel Wednesday. Burgess maintains that Iran could build one nuclear bomb within a year if...

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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010 is 40th anniversary of the April 22 event started by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Nelson began the tradition, founded to increase environmental awareness and promote federal legislation to resolve ecological crises after visiting a college "teach in." Nelson visited...

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What Is a Federal Grand Jury?

Each citizen of the United States may be called upon to serve as a member of the jury. An individual can receive a federal summons in order for him or her to serve as part of a federal grand jury. This type of jury is usually composed of not less than 16 and not more than 23 individuals. Such juries...

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What Do Public Defenders Do?

A person has the right to an attorney or legal counsel in the event that he or she is charged with an offense, whether criminal or civil. If the person cannot afford an attorney of his or her own, then he or she will be provided for one by the state. A public defender is an attorney-at-law who...

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Americans Oppose New Reagan $50 Bill

Americans oppose a new Ronald Reagan $50 bill. A Marist College poll on Thursday, April 22, 2010 found that 79 percent of Americans oppose Rep. Patrick McHenry's proposal to use Ronald Reagan's image on the new $50 dollar bill rather than former president Ulysses S. Grant. McHenry (Rep., North...

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New Illegal Immigration Laws for Arizona Lawmakers

New illegal immigration laws for Arizona lawmakers have been approved with a focus on preventing racial profiling. The laws are expected to be in effect in 90 days time, pending a much anticipated approval from Governor Jan Brewer. A series of bills focus entirely on strengthening restrictions...

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What Is Executive Clemency?

The president or chief executive of the government is vested with certain powers he or she is only authorized to exercise. One such power is that of executive clemency, a power that pardons a convicted criminal of his or her crime or to reduce or commute the sentence of a convicted criminal. Granting...

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What Is a Law?

Every state or nation has a set of rules by which its citizens live by. These rules are generally written down for future reference by the state or nation’s posterity. This collection of rules is loosely called law and is applicable to any form of organization or society. Each organization or...