In announcing the Race to the Top finalists Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the program part of ‘a quiet revolution’ under way in education reform.
Wyclef Jean's uncle, Raymond Joseph – who is Haiti's ambassador to the US – tells the Monitor that he is running for president this fall. Will the hip hop artist and his uncle team up – or compete against each other in Haiti's presidential campaign?
Corpse flower enthusiasts are the only ones who will appreciate the smell of Lois, a rare, six-foot corpse flower at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which could release its aroma right in the middle of a wedding being held there this Saturday.
Florida vacation! Obama and family are headed down south in August.
Unemployment benefits extension was approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
During the half-mile walk to their house in the woods, the pace of life gradually tunes into nature's cycles.
Michelle Obama said in an online chat that she tries to stay away from discussions about weight with her daughters.
An orangutan eats a piece of watermelon at a zoo in Nanning, Guangxi province, China, on Friday.
How an original copy of the Bill of Rights disappeared – and then resurfaced 138 years later.
Sue and Roger Main watch fireworks in Fenton, Mich., on Saturday.