Later this morning, President Obama will deliver a long-awaited policy address in which he's expected to explain new guidelines on the use of unmanned military drones. In addition, he may call, once again, for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Regardless of how the government revises their framework for using unmanned drones in military strikes, there's broad agreement that they will have a wide variety of civilian uses. One recent study estimated drones could create tens of thousands of new jobs, and as much $80 billion in new economic activity over the coming decade.
The truce between the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs in El Salvador has held since March 2012. The truce has significantly reduced violence in the country, but a recent decision by the Supreme Court could undermine the agreement.
For the Navajo Nation, sequestration cuts mean larger class sizes, putting off building repairs and fewer buses. If you're a child that has to travel more than 50 miles to get to school, this can have a dramatic effect.
It may come as no surprise that Idaho is one of the reddest states in the country, or that a county in northern Idaho has become perhaps the reddest county in the country. One of the reasons for that deep red hue is an influx of conservatives from Southern California.
The city of Bell just can't seem to catch a break. First came the scandal in 2010 where the LA Times discovered that public officials stole millions from the public. Now, a new report from the state controller finds the city's finances are in ruins. The general fund has a negative balance of more than a million dollars.