Loretta Lynch deserves to be confirmed as the nation’s attorney general.
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Reuters reports, “Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said. After taking al-Anad air base, the Houthis and their military allies, supported by heavy armor, advanced to within 20 km (12 miles) of Aden, where Hadi has been holed up since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month.”
NEW YORK — Thanks to recent advances in synthetic biology — a hybrid discipline of engineering and biology that makes possible the manipulation of DNA of microorganisms such as yeast, bacteria, fungi and algae — a new generation of “organism engineers” has already started experimenting with the creation of new flavors and ingredients. In doing so, they have the potential to transform synthetic biology into a new creative platform to enable chefs, bakers or brewers to create new flavor profiles for food and drink.
If U.S. high-school graduates don’t understand the principles of freedom and equality essential to American government and the historical roots of these principles, how can we expect them to affirm and defend these principles as adults?
It’s a given that every citizen in a democratic republic must be well-versed in civics and history to fully understand national issues as well as global affairs.
I’ve always been independent, but the last bit of financial support from my family disappeared after graduating in May. The reality of adulthood hit hard with a long list of things to do — alone. Finding a place to live, a full-time job and the general responsibilities of being a post-grad seemed daunting at first but thankfully, I found myself in the clear just a month later.
This Sunday marks the start of what Christians have traditionally called “Holy Week.” This is a time that our focus is on the central teaching of Christianity, that God sent His Son into this world to save people from their sin. This week is when the key events that accomplished our salvation took place. Over one quarter of the Gospel accounts – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – describe the events of this week leading up to and including His crucifixion and resurrection.
With a massive invasion by U.S. ground troops ruled out — for now — the debate in Washington over what to do about Islamic State militants has shifted into the realm of diplomacy and “soft power.”
When the Common Core State Standards were rolled out in Colorado in 2010, it was a challenge. At first, my colleagues and I at Doull Elementary in southwest Denver struggled to understand this monumental change. We read the documents, pored over the appendices and wrestled with the terminology. Teachers sat around lunch tables debating the merits of each standard. We wondered whether students could meet these new, much higher expectations, and we discussed how to best explain the changes to families.
Tuesday’s crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps, which most likely resulted in the death of all 150 people on board, will undoubtedly lead to a re-examination of flight safety statistics. What we’ll find is that although the number of crashes is steadily declining, the number of casualties per accident is on the rise.