U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men.
The Darden restaurant chain has pledged to cut their calorie and sodium content by 20 percent and will offer heartier food options on their children's menu with a new partnership with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign.
President George Bush, Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden attended the unveiling of the "Wall of Names" on September 10, 2001. The white marble wall has the names of the 40 victims of Flight 93 that perished in a terrorist attacks of 10 ten ago.
Nearly 1,000 Egyptian demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on September 9, 2011. Demonstrators attacked a protective wall built to protect the embassy with hammers and a large metal bars, while military police nearby did nothing to stop them. Israel has become a focus of protest since Israeli forces killed five Egyptian security officers in the Sinai three weeks ago.
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday proposed tax credits, tax relief and tax cuts for the middle class to get the economy going again. In a speech before a joint session of Congress, Obama proposed the American Jobs Act and urged Congress to forget politics and do what's right for the country.
The debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, sponsored by NBC News and Politico, was the first time Perry and Romney have appeared together since the Texas governor entered the presidential race. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, former U.S. Ambassador to China and ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and former Godfather Pizza Chief Executive Officer Herman Cain of Georgia also participated.
Speaking to about 600 people -- more than twice the number who attended a Tea Party event for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Concord, N.H., Sunday -- Palin repeated her familiar criticisms of President Barack Obama, big government and "beltway types".
A military plane crashed off Chile's Pacific coast, near the Juan Fernandez Islands. All 2 passengers are believed to be dead. Among the 21 were five employees of Chile's state-run broadcaster TVN including popular TV personality Felipe Camiroaga. UPI/Jonathan Mancilla.
Heavy rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Lee left more than 200,000 without power in Louisiana and Alabama. In New Orleans, Lee prompted some officials to renew complaints against the Army Corps of Engineers concerning levee repair since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America's spy chief Sept. 6.
The Commission on Wartime Contracting, set up by the U.S. Senate in 2007, released their report on fraud in defense contracting titled, "Transforming Wartime Contracting". The commission found the U.S. government wasted more than $30 billion in contracts and grants awarded to private contracts working in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 10 years.
Peace negotiations continue in besieged Bani Walid, with transitional government leaders saying they hope the standoff would end peacefully and that people in Bani Walid, a desert city of 60,000 people about 90 miles southeast of Tripoli, would greet rebel forces as people did in Tripoli late last month, when rebel fighters captured the Libyan capital.
Hurricane Irene likely will be among the costliest catastrophes in U.S. history, analysts say, adding that much of the damage may not be covered by insurance. At least 43 deaths have been attributed to Irene.
Most Islamic states observe 'Quds Day' an annual event, which happens on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Jerusalem Day (Quds Day) was launched by the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, in the early of 1980s.
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