This weekend, millions of families will fire up their grills as America prepares to celebrate Independence Day with neighborhood block parties, firework spectacles and parades commemorating the nation's birth. Here's 10 facts you need to know to be a July Fourth rock star. read more
President Obama's signature health care law won a victory at the Supreme Court, Taylor Swift came out on top in a fight with Apple and states in the South took action against the Confederate battle flag. Test your knowledge of these big stories and more with this week's news quiz.
In the wake of a deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday that left nine people dead, 2016 presidential candidates and other officials expressed condolences on social media. Take a look at the heartfelt tweets. read more
During the month of June, America celebrates Gay Pride Month, four weeks that commemorate the brutal police raids against LGBT patrons at New York City’s landmark gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. It was on June 28, 1969, that a courageous group of LGBT men and women stood up for the first time against a police force that for years had been physically... read more
[embed:render:node:612966:full]There are two different versions of the federal poverty measure: the poverty guidelines and the poverty thresholds. The thresholds are statistical: they make it possible to calculate how many people are in poverty. The guidelines are administrative: they make it possible to determine an individual’s financial... read more