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  • ISIS Militant 'Jihadi John' Identified

    The identity of an Islamic militant who has appeared in several videos for the organization was confirmed February 26, 2015 by two U.S. officials. Known to the world as "Jihadi John," the until-re...

  • India Swine Flu Outbreak

    Over 17,000 people have been affected by a swine flu epidemic that began in India in mid-December 2014. The disease has killed almost 1000 people, as of February 27, 2015, while health officials strug...

  • FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission approved regulations that ban companies from being able to pay for priority speed and access to customers on February 26, 2015. Known as "net neutrality," the...

  • Defendant Found Guilty in American Sniper Trial

    On February, 25, 2015, a jury found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the capital murder of Chris Kyle, author of the military memoir American Sniper, and fellow veteran Chad Littlefield. During the trial, ...

  • Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill

    As he promised, President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline Bill when it reached his desk on February, 24, 2015. The project has been pending for six years, and its future continues to remain ...

  • Alaska Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    An initiative that legalizes the use of marijuana in private for those 21 and older took effect in Alaska on February 24, 2015. Citizens can also grow up to six plants in their house and be in possess...

  • U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal [Developing]

    The U.S. and Iran are moving to close a deal intended to limit nuclear activity in Tehran. The deal, which as currently proposed by the U.S. would limit Iran's nuclear activities for 10 years, has be...

  • Al-Shabaab Mall Threat

    Islamist Militant group al-Shabaab, who took credit for the 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, released a video on February, 21, 2015, calling for an attack on the Mall of America, ...

  • Dozens Killed in Bangladesh Ferry Accident

    More than 100 people were onboard a passenger ferry in Bangladesh when the boat was hit by a cargo vessel on February, 22, 2015. At least 50 passengers were rescued from the Padma River after the ferr...

  • Walmart Raises Company-wide Minimum Wage to $9

    Retail giant Walmart announced plans on February 19, 2015, to increase the corporation’s base pay to $9 an hour for all its current employees. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. With the i...

  • Joseph Clancy Named Head of Secret Service

    President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Joseph Clancy as the 24th director of the Secret Service on February 18, 2015. Clancy is a 27-year veteran of the service and is a former chief of t...

  • Same-Sex Couple Marries in Texas Under One-Time Order

    Despite the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Sarah Goodfriend and Susanne Bryant were married on February 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The two were granted a one-time exception due to health issues ...

  • ISIS

    The offensive launched by the insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is considered to be the biggest threat to Iraq’s security since 2011 - when the US withdrew forces. Led by Abu...

  • Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the concept that all Internet providers, as well as the government, treat all forms of data on the internet equally. Allowing net neutrality means an Internet that is open and free t...

  • Filibuster in the US Senate

    A rule in the U.S. Senate allows for the prolonging of the voting of a certain bill by extending the debate on a topic. Senators, an individual or group, can speak as long as they want on whatever the...

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    In October 1962, an American spy plane U-2 photographed the nuclear missile sites secretly being built in Cuba by the Soviet Union. After consulting with his advisors, President Kennedy ordered a nava...

  • Quasars

    Quasars, or Quasi-stellar radio sources, are the brightest objects in the universe - most likely powered by super massive black holes. Particles and gasses at the edge of the accretion disk that do no...

  • Col. Fadhil Abbas al-Mahdawi

    Appointed President to Iraq's Special Supreme Military Court, which later become known as the Mahdawi Court or People’s court, on 08/15/1958. His cousin, Prime Minister Qasim, appointed Mahdawi t...

  • Mahdawi Court (People's Court)

    The unofficial, yet popular, name ascribed to Iraq Special Supreme Military Court under Prime Minister Karim Qasim 1958-1963. Qasim appointed his cousin, Col. Fadhil al Madhawi as President to the M...

  • Plate Tectonics

    Plate tectonics theory states that the earth’s outer layer is made up of giant geological plates which have been drifting throughout the earth’s history. It explains the formation of continents an...

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

    An HMO arranges managed (health)care for its members. Some have providers on staff who perform the services. Others act as a liaison between members and providers. HMO's work with individuals, empl...

  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

    Type of workout involving short intense bursts of exercise, followed by lower intensity recovery periods. These workouts typically last no longer than 30 minutes and can be performed with any style of...

  • Managed Care

    While related to insurance, managed care more properly refers to various techniques used to control the cost associated with the delivery of health care. Among these are economic incentives for physic...

  • Statue of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture that lies in the middle of New York Harbor. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi the statue was given to America as gift from the people ...

 

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