Rep. Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican, speaks to a crowd of thousands of retired coal miners who came to Washington by the bus load to push lawmakers to vote on a bill that would save their pension and health care benefits.
Rep. Mike Bost, an Illinois Republican, speaks to a crowd of thousands of retired coal miners who came to Washington by the bus load to push lawmakers to vote on a bill that would save their pension and health care benefits.
U.S. servicemen and women are undergoing "back to basics" training in such things as reading maps and celestial navigation to prepare should adversaries succeed in shutting down the military's digital network, military consultant Peter W. Singer says.
A white man from North Carolina called into C-SPAN's Washington Journal to say that he feared black people and asked Demos Action president Heather McGhee, an advocate for equality, "What can I do to change? You know, to be a better American?" Her reply has been viewed more than 1 million times on the Demos' Facebook page.
During a visit to Baton Rouge, La. Tuesday, President Obama promised a sustained national effort to help rebuild southern Louisiana after devastating flooding killed 13 people in the region and displaced thousands. "I need all Americans to stay focused on this," he said. "I know you will rebuild again."
Rio de Janeiro tries to readjust to normalcy after a hectic lead up to the Olympic games. Daily life has resumed, with all the pleasure and challenges it brings. A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept. 7th.
Few countries rival Brazil for both soccer prowess and pride. The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro has been awash in a sea of yellow and green as the national team tries to win the one prize that's eluded it, a gold medal.