Rooney Mara Pleads for America to Get Involved in South Sudan

Actress Rooney Mara, known to many for her roles in the films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (American version) and The Social Network, is also heavily involved in something else that most people in the United States may not…

Gettysburg Skull Won’t Be Sold After All, Will Be Buried Instead

A skull found at Gettysburg back in 1949 is believed to have belonged to a soldier killed during the infamous battle. Most recently, a private seller was planning to auction the skull off. As you can imagine, some found the…

Thailand Declares State Of Emergency; Opposition Stands Firm

This week, Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid intense political unrest. The government has issued a 60-day clampdown which gives them the right to issue curfews, censor the media and use military force against the public if…

‘Gone With the Wind’ Actress Passes Away at 98

Alicia Rhett, one of the oldest surviving cast members of the iconic screen epic ‘Gone With the Wind,’ passed away Friday in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community spokesperson Kimberly Farfone Borts, Rhett died quietly of…

White Army Forces in S. Sudan Stand Down, Mostly

Following more than two weeks of violent conflict that has killed almost 1,000 players and displaced thousands more, the 25,000 man-strong White Army militia has mostly disbanded and returned home, according to a government spokesman for South Sudan. Michael Makuei…

John Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows Support for Interim Gov’t

NBC News and Fox News both report that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt last weekend to see just how much of a foothold democracy has gained. “President Obama and the American people support the people of Egypt,”…

OPCW: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Factories Destroyed

According to a press release from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the joint OPCW-UN mission to render Syrian chemical weapons production sites inoperable was highly successful. “The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has completed the functional…

Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed

Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can…

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled

On Monday, a team of 20 engineers, chemists and paramedics will make their way from the Netherlands to Syria to begin the most hazardous mission of disarmement in history, dismantling the one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals. Due…

The Battle of Antietam: 151 Years Later

In a 12 hour period, from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM, on September 17, 1862, America saw its bloodiest battle in its young history – a battle which continues to hold said record. On this day 151 years ago, approximately…