Home » Posts tagged with » america (Page 3)

Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People’s Day

Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People’s DayMinneapolis has designated the second Monday of October, the federal Columbus Day holiday, as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High SchoolAmerica may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.

Obama: ‘The Story Of America Is The Story Of Progress’

Obama: ‘The Story Of America Is The Story Of Progress’Things have changed. That was the message delivered during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act on Wednesday.

Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, Dies

Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, DiesMickey Rooney, the legendary actor who got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and starred in more than 200 films over the course of a turbulent career, has died. He was 93.

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South America

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South AmericaAn analysis of DNA from chicken bones collected in the South Pacific appears to dispel a long-held theory that the ubiquitous bird first arrived in South America aboard an ancient Polynesian seafarer's ocean-going outrigger.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. DiesThe Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo DiesThe man widely believed to be at the center of an iconic 1945 photo showing a sailor kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square on V-J Day has died.

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SATThe essay is optional. Scores will return to 1,600. And there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. Those are the big takeaways from the SAT changes announced Wednesday.

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End GrantsThe Boy Scouts of America are facing more fallout over their ban on openly gay leaders — this time from Walt Disney World, which has cut off funding through its employee volunteer program.

Delta’s Frequent-Flier Rule Change May Be Sign Of Things To Come

Delta’s Frequent-Flier Rule Change May Be Sign Of Things To ComeDelta Airlines announced that the miles frequent fliers earn on travel will be based more on how much they spend than how far they travel.