Category Archives: Us World

College Board gives in and adds ‘American exceptionalism’ to AP U.S. history

Last year’s standards, implemented in the fall of 2014, made waves around the country — Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma all introduced bills to completely ban the courseGeorgia and Oklahoma both passed resolutions to ban the subject completely if it did not undergo changes, and Texas voted to teach a state-mandated version of U.S. history instead […]

Three dead, dozens sick with Legionnaires’ disease in NYC outbreak

The infection causes inflammation in the lungs and is known to be especially lethal, particularly in older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems. 3rd death in NYC #Legionnaires outbreak in person with “underlying medical issues.” Total number of cases is 57. — Jarrett Murphy (@jarrettmurphy) July 31, 2015 Read more… More about New […]

Making the case to reopen college access for prisoners

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to make a momentous announcement on Friday on the experimental reopening of Pell grant eligibility for some people in custody in federal correctional facilities. Federal Pell grants provide money for college that, unlike loans, does not need to be repaid. Pell eligibility for prisoners […]

We’re on the verge of an Ebola vaccine that works

World on the verge of an effective #Ebola vaccine — WHO (@WHO) July 31, 2015 ECDC welcomes this progress and hopes it will help achieve zero cases in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa — ECDC (@ECDC_EU) July 31, 2015 Read more… More about Science, Africa, World Health Organization, Us World, […]

What Australians should know about the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership

What is the TPP? The TPP is a free trade deal being negotiated between 12 Pacific countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. If they sign, the countries will be required to bring their domestic laws in line with the deal’s final provisions. Read more… […]