Couple Raises Money For Wedding By Recycling Cans

In just six months, Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish of Washington have reached their goal of raising $3,800 for their wedding by recycling 400,000 cans. They're still collecting recyclables for a honeymoon fund and charity donations. [NPR, WeddingCans] » 6/28/10 1:20pm 6/28/10 1:20pm

President Obama: "Africa’s Future Is Up To Africans"

President Obama gave a moving speech in Accra, Ghana, this morning, addressing the Ghanaian Parliament and expressing his belief that Africa needs to concentrate on structuring sound governments in order to rebuild and prepare for the future. » 7/11/09 1:30pm 7/11/09 1:30pm

President Obama To Lift Restrictions On Stem Cell Research Funding

President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Monday that will lift the restrictions on stem cell research funding that were put in place by former President George W. Bush in 2001. » 3/07/09 11:30am 3/07/09 11:30am

Young Girls Gain Confidence From Presidential Election

Yet another encouraging sign of change: the 2008 Presidential election has resulted in a spike of confidence among young women, according to a study of 13-17 year olds done by the Girl Scout Research Foundation. » 1/31/09 4:30pm 1/31/09 4:30pm

Election 2008 Results Live Blog

The election that I quit my career almost exactly a year ago to try my hand at covering is nearly at an end, but it's not technically over until John McCain calls Barack Obama and concedes. So it might actually be a while. Luckily, I'm here to sum up what I'm seeing and I have some friends around to help! Spencer » 11/04/08 8:00pm 11/04/08 8:00pm , ,