Characterized by descriptions of flying cars and climate-controlled cities, most 20th century predictions about the modern world seem unrealistic in retrospect. Despite our lack of foretold wonders, the United States has still developed futuristic technology, at least in the military: Menacing unmanned drones, shiny new fighter jets, and unbelievably complex computerized intelligence programs have combined […]

Three weeks after the King College Prep band members performed at President Obama’s second inauguration, they were mourning the loss of a friend: 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton had been gunned down in a Chicago park. Speaking at the funeral, First Lady Michelle Obama offered words of encouragement to the students who had just said goodbye to […]

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