A turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Around the world today, the powerful “feed upon the powerless” and too many people are treated as “consumer goods to be used and then discarded,” Pope Francis writes in his first major paper since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic church last May.
Just before the sun rose on Geneva on Sunday, international negotiators emerged to announce Iran and world powers had reached a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program for six months while the two sides work out a permanent, more sweeping solution.
There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.
A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
As Afghan elders debate whether to approve a proposed security agreement with the U.S., there’s word that President Obama has said the U.S. will respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and carry out raids on Afghan homes only under extraordinary circumstances, The Associated Press writes.
On Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, “I am not so sure that we’ve reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid,” Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle Thursday, as her confirmation hearing to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve went smoothly.
The news from the Philippines, where it’s feared that last week’s powerful Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 10,000 people, isn’t getting better as hundreds of thousands of people struggle to survive and authorities struggle to get help to them.
In addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.