With Cory Booker on the cusp of becoming New Jersey’s first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate, the Democratic Party is a step closer to reclaiming a crucial vote in Congress.
On Tuesday, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly chose the Newark mayor as their Democratic standard bearer in what was anticipated to be a low-turnout primary. National attention has been fixed on the special election to fill the vacant seat caused by the death of long-time Sen. Frank Lautenberg, but little on Newark where would-be candidates are lining up to take the Brick City’s helm. read more
There are months to go before Detroit residents find out whether their city is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. In the meantime, those who want to prevent the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history are seeing their legal options narrow. read more
Budget cuts mandated by sequestration have eliminated Head Start services for more than 57,000 children nationwide, according to new data released by the federal government.
The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under. read more
The Nevada C.I.A. base known as Area 51 exists, according to recently released documentation obtained by national security researcher Jeffrey T. Richelson. The Central Intelligence Agency has even released a map, showing the once-apocryphal government facility's location in the Mojave desert. read more
1. A modern-day fairy tale: Man in Washington stumbles upon four foot metal sword worth more than $500 on the side of a road.
2. The ‘Mirror Magic’ Vine will put your social media posts to shame.
3. Meet the olinguito, the first carnivore species discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. The olinguito is said to look like a mix of a house cat and a teddy bear, and has become the official spokesman for children.