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By Samantha Leal | 05/30/2012 - 09:12
On Tuesday, President Obama gave out the Presidential Medals of Freedom in a ceremony honoring thirteen individuals, reports the Washington Examiner. The medal is the country’s highest civilian honor, awarded to people who have made major contributions to the security of the United States, world peace or culture, or have worked on “other significant public or private endeavors.”
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 14:00
A medical report done by the family physician of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, shows that Zimmerman suffered from a broken nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after the incident, reports ABC News.
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 11:48
Do you know what names were the most popular this past year? Turns out, we like to keep things traditional.
The Social Security Administration released the list of popular names for newborns in 2011, and Jacob (meaning “to follow”) leads the name list as the number one name for boys for the 13th year in a row. Sophia was the popular pick for girls, nabbing the number one spot.
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 09:45
Parts of the U.S. will get a treat this weekend. On Sunday, May 20, a solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun (up to 94 percent!), causing the sun to appear as a thin ring behind the moon. This will be visible to the western states, appearing to northern California first and then making its way across to the Texas panhandle.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/13/2012 - 09:25
President Barack Obama was pushed to take his “principled” stand after his gaffe-prone VP Joe Biden came out this week in support of same-sex marriage, as opposed to civil unions. Mr. Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts that his evolution on this political hot potato issue is due to not wanting to explain to his daughters that some Americans, such as same sex couples, aren’t allowed the same legal protections as everyone else.
By Samantha Leal | 05/09/2012 - 17:15
Today, President Obama announced his belief that “same-sex couples should be able to get married.” He is the first U.S. President to announce, at least publicly, his support for gay marriage, reports The New York Times. This comes not long after North Carolina placed a ban against same-sex marriage and after Vice President Biden announced he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.
By Samantha Leal | 05/08/2012 - 09:39
The 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, the biggest award night for the culinary industry, happened last night. And while many chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs took away great (and well-deserved!) honors, Cuban-born Maricel Presilla, one of our favorite Latin American chefs, was awarded the regional chef award for the Mid-Atlantic region.
By Samantha Leal | 05/04/2012 - 11:16
Mariano Rivera, the Panamanian closer for the Yankees, injured his knee Thursday night at batting practice, reports CBS news. The 12-time All-Star was practicing before the Yankees game against the Kansas City Royals, when his right knee buckled against the wall as he went for a fly ball. He dropped to the ground as fellow player Alex Rodriguez uttered “oh, my God” from across the field.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/03/2012 - 13:17
MySpace may be a social media platform from the past, but it has unlocked some very interesting details about George Zimmerman. The abandoned profile of the man being charged with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin includes a reference to his former girlfriend as a "ex ho" (jeez, we hope she never looked back!), and racist remarks, particularly about Mexicans.
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/26/2012 - 15:05
With promises of “hope,” “change,” and the slogan, “Yes We Can,” President Barack Obama mobilized young voters through an unprecedented grassroots and online campaign effort, winning 66% of those under age 30, according to the non-partisan Pew Research Center.