Peace Corps News
National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students
The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture and the bridge to and between an eastern Washington state community
Tory Burch: 'Every business has to think about purpose or else it's not going to be relevant'
Tory Burch didn’t grow up knowing she wanted to be in the fashion business but she always knew she wanted to help people. “Ever since I was little my mom thought I would go to the Peace Corps and I actually really considered it.” Burch told Rebecca Jarvis on an episode of the “No Limits With
South Pacific island nation of Tonga battered by Category 4 tropical cyclone
Two days after Tropical Cyclone Gita ravaged the small South Pacific island nation of Tonga , the cleanup continues. The Japanese Meteorological Agency's Himawari-8 satellite captured the massive size of the Category 4 storm on thermal infrared imagery Monday. The storm had sustained winds of
Simple tips for happier kids and parents
How to be a more mindful parent, focused on accepting your children for who they are rather than on who you expect them to be.
How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid
Cornell economist Chris Barrett sometimes shows audiences a photo he took in 2003 of a mother in Kenya holding her thin child. “He's so undernourished,” said Barrett, whose field research has spanned sub-Saharan Africa. Roughly 815 million people around the world suffered from chronic
US Ambassador Scott Brown 'counseled' after comments in Samoa spark inquiry
Scott Brown , the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa , said today a State Department inquiry was opened into his conduct at a summer event he attended in Samoa. He said his comments to some guests and a food server were taken as offensive. Brown told New Zealand news website Stuff that the
Pentagon to investigate ambush in Niger that left 4 US soldiers dead
The American soldiers were part of a Green Beret team assigned to train and assist the Nigerien army in fighting terrorists.
Questions remain 2 weeks after deadly ambush in Niger
The confusion has sparked a full Pentagon probe into what happened in the remote African village where a U.S. Special Forces team met "overwhelming force," leaving four American soldiers dead.
Opposites attract: with Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Alley wrote in visit opposites attract where bipartisanship is never a dirty word. I'm joined here by senator Crist and Democrat of Delaware senator Johnny Isaacson Republican of Georgia. Senator Isaacson of the nice enough to turn over office that's where we are for this interview. Now the two of
What slashing the State Department budget by one-third would really mean
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to the State Department on his first day on the job, he sought to reassure America’s army of diplomats by praising their dedication and intelligence and asking them to “work as one team.” But he also promised some reforms that would challenge what he