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  • U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal

    Despite passing the initial March 31, 2015 deadline, negotiations will continue on the framework of a deal intended to put limits on Iran's nuclear research and development programs for 10 years in e...

  • Turkish Terrorist Group Take Prosecutor Hostage

    Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz died from wounds after being taken hostage at an Istanbul courthouse by the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front on March 31, 2015. The two captors were...

  • 2015 Nigerian Presidential Election

    Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory over current president Goodluck Jonathan in what was a tight presidential race between the two candidates. Voting began on March 28, 2015 and was...

  • Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Thousands From Silk Road Investigation

    The Justice Department charged two federal agents with wire fraud and money laundering on March 30, 2015. The former agents of the Secret Service agent and the Drug Enforcement Administration were par...

  • Vehicle Rams Gate at NSA; One Killed

    Two suspects were fired upon after they tried to ram their car into the security gate of the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md. on March 30, 2015. One individual who was ...

  • Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea

    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of March 30, 2015. A tsunami warning was issued, and a small wave was produced near the town of Rabaul, on the c...

  • Saudia Arabia Launches Attack in Yemen

    With support from the U.S. and the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia led air strikes against the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi rebels on March 25, 2015. The group recently ousted the Sunni preside...

  • Air Canada Flight Slides Off Runway While Landing

    An Air Canada flight attempting to land in heavy snow skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport on March 29, 2015. Twenty-three passengers and crew members were injured, none of which were life-th...

  • Explosion in New York City Apartment Building

    Three East Village apartment buildings were destroyed on March 26, 2015 after an explosion due to faulty repairs on a nearby gas line. The resulting fire spread to four other buildings, and eleven bui...

  • Amanda Knox Murder Trials

    Amanda Knox is an American woman who was tried in Italian courts for the murder of Meredith Kercher, her roommate in Umbria, Italy in 2007. Knox, along with then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy ...

  • Al-Shabaab Somali Hotel Siege

    Militants aligned with the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabaab stormed Hotel Maka al-Mukarama,a hotel popular with diplomats, in the capital Mogadishu on March 27, 2015. The attack began when a ca...

  • Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash

    A Germanwings flight carrying 144 passengers and six crew members went down in the French Alps on March 24, 2015 after the copilot intentionally crashed the plane. The plane, an Airbus 320 and part of...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to Retire

    Democrat Senator from Nevada Harry Reid announced March 27, 2015 that he will not seek reelection in 2016. Reid has served in the Senate since 1987 and has been the Senate minority leader since Januar...

  • Governor Signs Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

    The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law on March 26, 2015, includes language that could allow businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex coup...

  • First Death in 2015 Tornado Season

    One person was killed outside Tulsa in a mobile home park and several were injured when at least three tornados were confirmed in Oklahoma and Arkansas on March 25, 2015. This is the first tornado-rel...

  • Former POW Faces Desertion Charges

    Army officials charged Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for 5 years by the Taliban, with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on March 25, 2015. His hearing is scheduled for April 22, 2015 w...

  • FAA Issues Conditional Blanket Permit for Commercial Drones

    Due to a growing backlog of permit applications, the Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary blanket approval for all unmanned aircrafts that fly below 200 feet on March 24, 2015. The policy ...

  • Islamic State Recruited Hundreds of Children Since January

    ISIS has recruited more than 400 children since January to join its ranks in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported March 24, 2015. Several offices for the “Ashbal al-Khilafah,” m...

  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Visits Washington

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who was elected in September 2014, marked the opening of his first official visit to the U.S. on March 23, 2015 with a speech at the Pentagon thanking the country for it...

  • Internet Providers Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality

    A local, Texas-based broadband provider filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission on March 23, 2015. USTelecom, a trade group that represents Verizon and AT&T, followed suit at the...

  • The Turkish Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKPC)

    The Marxist-Leninist group was founded in the 1970s in protest of NATO and U.S. influence over foreign policy in Turkey. The first major act of terrorism committed by the DHKPC was the assassination o...

  • Anti-Vaccine Movement

    The Anti-Vaccine Movement is an initiative to stop all, or some, use of vaccines over fears that they may harmful to mankind. The highest profile part of the anti-vaccine movement has been oppositio...

  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam, one of the largest man-made structures of the time, was constructed in 1930s. The 726 feet high and 1,244 feet long dam is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River between Arizona...

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a simple, yet complex, idea that both sides believe: The Israelis feel that they are entitled to the land now known as Israel, while the Palestinian...

  • Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup methodology provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups to get a desired product to customers' hands faster. Based on its founder’s (Eric Ries) previous experi...

  • Super Typhoon

    Super typhoons are extremely strong tropical cyclones (a system of thunderstorms that show a cyclonic rotation around a central core or eye). While the difference between a typhoon and hurricane are j...

  • Great Depression

    The economic crisis and period of minimal business activity in the United States and other industrialized nations that began in 1929 and continued through the 1930s. During the 1920s in the United Sta...

  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a whisky made in Scotland exclusively from malt barley, from a single distillery, and aged for a minimum of three years (though most are aged for 8-10 years). The distin...

  • Citizens United v. FEC

    Citizens United v. FEC came before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. In 2008, lobbying group Citizens United was prevented from airing commercials for its political documentary, which was highly critic...

  • World Literacy Foundation

    The World Literacy Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged children by focusing on literacy and education. The organization is an independent not-for-pro...

  • No-fault insurance

    No-fault insurance refers to a type of automobile coverage that is usually required by statute. It may be called by a different name in various jurisdictions. It pays a portion of the medical expens...

  • The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature

    The four fundamental forces of nature consist of gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force. These forces enable our universe to exist as we know it. Gravity is the dist...

  • League of Arab States

    The league was formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945. It was composed of independent Arab states and it clearly expressed that the League would preside over a group called the Council of Arab States, in w...

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate starts as seeds harvested from the cacao pod which grows from the truck of the Theobroma cacao tree. (“Food of the gods.”) Once the seeds are picked, they ferment for 2-5 days during wh...

  • Iraq Communist Party

    In 1934, came the rise of the Iraqi Communist Party. This used to be one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the country. It played a fundamental role in shaping the political history of...

  • The Farhud

    The Farhud (meaning robbing or looting) was an anti-Jewish pogrom that took place in Baghdad between 1 June and 2 June 1941. The pogrom came about after the quick capitulation of Rashid Ali's governm...

  • The League for Combating Zionism

    This was political organization formed in 1945 by Jewish communists. The organization did not view Judaism as a nationalistic identity. It related anti-Jewish sentiment to the class struggle and argue...

  • Great Leap Forward (China)

    In 1958 China’s Chairman Mao launched his grandiose socio-economic plan of “The Great Leap Forward”. He attempted to modernize China’s economy, especially the agricultural and industrial secto...

  • 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...

  • 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...

 

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