The Secret Service must both change the way it trains agents and hire more of them, according to a panel that reviewed the agency that has endured a string of embarrassing lapses in recent months. The panel says its suggestions are "a roadmap for reform" under a new director.
Some of those suggestions are inherently practical â€“ such as one that states "the fence around the White House needs to be changed as soon as possible to provide better protection."
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It took a few hours for Cubans to realize the magnitude of President Obama'sannouncement on Wednesday about changes in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, according to Cuban blogger Yoani SÃ¡nchez.
It's hard to believe that not only was there no Serial six months ago; there was no Serial three months ago. The hugely popular podcast, a spinoff production of This American Life, didn't even premiere until early October, but since then, it's made its way with great speed into worlds from Sesame Street to Funny Or Die.
The White House today said it "wouldn't rule out a visit from President Raul Castro" to Washington, a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.
Native-born Americans are making up a smaller percentage of those living in some areas of the U.S. as immigration moves to become the key factor in population growth within the next quarter-century, according to a new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts that examined county-level census data.