Kosovo - On Feb 17, after lengthy negotiations with Serbia led by the EU/Russia/U.S. troika, the elected representatives of the people of Kosovo declared the province’s independence.
The Fall of the Dollar- The EURO has reached a new high against the dollar, with the 15-nation currency at one point worth $1.5087. The drop in the dollar came after a series of dour reports on the U.S. economy and expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue slashing interest rates.
Gender and Politics: Looking at the influence of gender role expectations on contemporary American presidential politics.
hroughout U.S. history, presidential candidates have stood or stumbled
by their stance on political issues. Despite the powers of personality,
popularity, and publicity, a presidential candidate who wants to win
on Election Day must win on the issues as well.
The Best Books for Young Adults list is compiled annually by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
YALSA also compiles a 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list. The Quick Picks list suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure.
Women's History Month & International Women's Day: March is Women's History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that encourages Americans to reflect on the ways in which women have shaped U.S. history. But how did this celebration come to be, and why is it held in March?
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