7 Facts You Never Knew About Melania Trump

Melania Trump brings her unique upbringing and interests to the role of the First Lady. This week, she made a speech at the United Nations about ending cyberbullying. Most people think of Melania as a former model turned First Lady, but her life includes so much more than meets the eye. 7 Facts About Melania […]

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Vandals Deface Statue Honoring National Anthem Writer

On September 13, 1814, the British Fleet bombarded Ft. McHenry in what would become known as the Battle of Baltimore. A young lawyer watched the battle rage, while the American flag stayed waving atop an American ship’s mast. That lawyer’s name was Francis Scott Key. He wrote The Star Bangled Banner to commemorate what he witnessed. […]

Opioid Addicts Aren’t Who You Think

Last year alone, opioid overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. In 2016, it outranked deaths from car accidents and homicide by shooting, combined. More people are dying now from drug abuse than died at the height […]

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

“Net neutrality” is the current government policy that keeps the internet open. The internet you are using now has net neutrality. Net neutrality means that any internet service provider must allow its customers to see the whole internet, and cannot block specific sites. In short, net neutrality is a government policy that keeps the internet open. Without net […]

Monday Morning Memo

Today, we remember the 2,996 American lives lost in the horrific acts of terror on September 11, 2001. We hope you will join us in taking time to remember the fallen, the survivors, the first responders, and their families. Here are the weekend’s top news stories, presented by StandUnited: Irma Reaches Florida Hurricane Irma arrived […]

9/11 Hero “Man In Red Bandana” Documentary Debuts

Welles Crowther lost his life while rescuing total strangers during the September 11th attacks. The former college athlete was working as a securities trader in the South Tower. When terrorists struck the building, he called his mother and left her one last message: “Mom, this is Welles. I want you to know that I’m okay.” […]

Jennifer Lawrence Blames Harvey and Irma on Trump

While promoting her new movie, Mother!, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence implied that the recent devastating hurricanes are a result of Trump’s presidency. She said, “You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath.” Party of Science? Lawrence, an outspoken environmentalist, seems to have […]

Obamacare Deadline Looms Large

This month, Congress must decide whether or not to fund Obamacare insurance subsidies. Insurance companies have submitted the estimated costs of their 2018 plans, and in many cases, the cost of insurance will rise considerably. Insurers hope that the federal government will pay at least part of those costs, and that consumers will only have […]

Senator Bob Menendez’s Bribery Trial: What You Need to Know

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) might soon find himself behind bars. The Senator is facing federal corruption charges in court this week. He allegedly took bribes from donor Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for political favors. Melgen, a Florida opthamologist, is Menendez’s co-defendant in this case. Menendez Maintains Innocence Menendez still holds his Senate seat, and […]

AG Sessions Rescinds DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is headed for closure in 6 months. The program, created by an Obama-era executive order, allowed illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. DACA recipients, also called DREAMers, were considered ineligible for deportation for two years. All illegal immigrants currently enrolled in DACA […]

Monday Morning Memo

The top news of the weekend, brought to you by StandUnited: North Korea Ups the Ante North Korea’s military tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday. Intelligence estimates say the bomb is at least three times the size of the bomb that hit Hiroshima in 1945. Defense Secretary Mattis maintains that military action is a last […]

Monday Morning Memo

The top news of the weekend, brought to you by StandUnited: Americans Attacked in France As four American college students prepared to board a train in Marseille, a female suspect threw acid in their faces. The four women are all enrolled at Boston College and studying abroad in Europe this semester. The attacker is thought […]

Celebrity Chef Says He’d Poison President Trump

They say “revenge is a dish best served cold,” but celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain said he might cook up something special for President Trump. Bourdain hosts “Parts Unknown,” a popular food and travel show on CNN. TMZ asked the legendary chef what he might serve if asked to cater a meeting between President Trump and […]