Topic: Rhode Island
The US Hispanic population grew 43 percent during the past decade to 50.5 million – more than half the country's population growth. The demographic trend could impact elections.
03/24/2011 08:49 pm
Top Democrats in the Senate and House back Obama's commitment to help enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, and accept his assurances the US role as mission leader would be brief.
03/23/2011 10:11 pm
Answering Obama's call, lawmakers in the House and Senate seek to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, bringing the battle over same-sex marriage to all three branches of government.
03/16/2011 07:38 pm
Despite the ongoing attempts of House Republicans to kill President Obama's health-care reform law, the history of America's intense debate over ratifying the Constitution should make us optimistic about the law being accepted, improved, and implemented.
02/24/2011 11:08 am
A growing number of men throughout Latin America are bucking traditional 'machismo' roles as a wave of anti-machismo ads and campaigns attempt to redefine what it means to be Latino.
02/15/2011 05:52 am
It seems Valentine's Day, when 10 percent of all marriage proposals take place, is one of the few constants in the institution of marriage. Fifty years ago, marriage was between a man and a woman barely into their twenties, of the same race and social class, till death did them part. But marriage today is wildly different. In increasing numbers, Americans no longer feel the need to marry to have sex, have a baby, or even to have financial stability. In short, Americans are redefining what marriage is and why they marry. Here are seven marriage trends in the US.
02/14/2011 02:03 pm
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Snowfall totals from the winter storm are expected to be 2 feet and higher in parts of New England. New York City got 9 inches of the white stuff. Transportation havoc ensues, especially at airports.
01/12/2011 01:11 pm
Education reform will be on many state education agendas across the nation in 2011. The past year saw Republicans elected or appointed to top state education posts in many states. But a bipartisan group of veteran education leaders has also stepped up to call for more dramatic change in how schools operate. Here’s a sampling of state education leaders to watch:
12/31/2010 01:32 pm
The “who said what” buzz came in full force this election year through campaign ads, public appearances, and even tweets. But who are the politicians that shocked and zinged the most? Here’s a roundup of the year’s most memorable political quotes.
12/29/2010 02:07 pm