The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached final agreement on the largest trade agreement in history. It now faces exhaustive debate in Congress, where there is strong bipartisan opposition.
The following guide suggests balanced ways for teachers to explore and navigate the highly-charged political and emotional issues behind the topic of gun control and gun violence.
An immigration bill passed by Congress fifty years ago this week led to dramatic, still unfolding changes in America’s racial and ethnic composition.
Since assuming the papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has brought a new and at times quite controversial energy to the Catholic Church and its 1.25 billion followers.
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Pope Francis on Tuesday stepped onto U.S. soil for the first time, beginning a jam-packed six-day tour that includes a meeting with President Obama at the White House, an address to a joint session of Congress, and brief visits to New York and Philadelphia.
The rising mercury in your thermometer today might suggest otherwise, but summer is officially coming to a close (September 23 marks the autumnal equinox), leaving California’s vast collection of reservoirs at less than half their total capacity.
After much deliberation and nervous anticipation, the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced it would not raise U.S. interest rates – the amount big banks charge lenders for short-term loans.
The dominance of America’s two-party system makes it all-too-easy to forget that there are actually other parties out there crusading through the the political wilderness. This chart compares the positions of America’s three largest minority parties differ on 11 key national issues.
America’s involvement in the War on Terror — prompted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks — resulted in changing attitudes and concerns about safety and vigilance.
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