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Michelle Obama’s Portrait Debuts at Smithsonian

Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama received a space in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the first time, MaxiNews.com reported.A new exhibit, "Americans Now," opened Friday, featuring famous names from science, business, government and the arts in the museum.President Barack Obama and...

White House Announces 9 Pardons by President Obama

White House Announces 9 Pardons by President Obama

The White House announced Friday, December 3, 2010 that President Barack Obama has pardoned 9 people of for a wide range of crimes. Though officials in Washington, DC, did not comment on why Obama chose to pardon the people of their crimes, White House spokesman Reid Cherlin offered a statement...

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Obama Trying to Push Healthcare Reforms Even as He Is Attacked by RNC Chairman Michael Steel

U.S. President Barack Obama and his government remain upbeat on the healthcare reforms even as the government struggled to pass the various bills in the Congress which could revamp the $2.5 trillion healthcare industry. The White House is optimistic and said that it expects both the houses to pass...

Four Loko Ban Spreading From Ohio to New York, Washington State

Four Loko Ban Spreading From Ohio to New York, Washington State

The blackout inducing caffienated alcoholic beverage Four Loko is under attack by federal offficals from the Food and Drug Administration. Phusion Projects, the manufacturers of Four Loko, and 3 other companies, are subject of a massive federal crackdown on alcoholic beverages containing caffeine....

Jose Theodore's Son Has Passed Away

Jose Theodore's Son Has Passed Away

Washington Capitals' goalie Jose Theodore's youngest child has passed away due to complications of a respiratory defect. Our hearts and prayers are with him. I know how it feels to lose a loved one, but I can't imagine the pain or loss felt by losing a child, especially so young. "The Washington...

North Korea Bombs South Korea's Yeonpyong Island Over Border Dispute

North Korea Bombs South Korea's Yeonpyong Island Over Border Dispute

A maritime border dispute between North and South Korea led to a bombing on Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday. The hour long "rain of shells" caused at least two casualties, massive damages to buildings, and terror among South Korean civilians. The incident was condemned by U.S. officials in Washington...

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10 Most Powerful Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most iconic civil rights activists involved in the African American Civil Rights Movement in history. As one of the greatest and most influential leaders of our time, King stood up against oppression while honoring spirituality and humanitarianism. As a...

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What Is Open and Closed on Presidents' Day?

Presidents' Day (originally known as Washington's Birthday) is one of the federal holidays within the U.S. where many institutions, banks, and governmental offices shut down. Federal holidays often are a source of confusion as many institutions remain open while others remain closed to commemorate...

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

A report on Arctic Ice published via NOAA in the online journal Geophysical Research Letters has predicted it will be entirely gone in less than twenty years. The study, led by James Overland, an oceanographer for NOAA, and Muyin Wang, a meteorologist for the University of Washington, utilized...

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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...