Blog: Current Events
Follow News from Around the World
See current headlines and articles from hundreds of online newspapers collected in one source, our database called NewpaperDirect Press Display.
Minnesota news sources in one place
Our database, Minnesota News Collection offers a one stop source for news from around the state. Sources include newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, and news transcripts.
Cyber scams in the wake of Boston Marathon bombings
State agencies are publishing useful consumer information to help consumers avoid Internet scams and financial fraud opportunities arising from the bombing in Boston. Research your choice of contribution carefully, and beware of scams and malware arriving in your email.
Celebrate National Library Week Digitally
National Library Week begins April 14. This year we have extra cause to celebrate with the inauguration of the Digital Public Library of America on April 18. Exceptional digital collections from libraries, museums and historical institutions across the U.S. and Europe will contribute to this organization and will be available for everyone to access.
Places in the News
The Library of Congress website Places in the News does a good job of offering a concise summary and geographic information for places that are currently in the news. North Korea and Syria are current topics.
Election of a new pope
Find observations from around the world in World News Collection as the process continues for selecting a new pope.
Are Drones Good or Bad?
What drones are and how they are used is explored in this PBS Nova program.
Gun Control, a Review
The database, Points of View Reference Center, offers an article that examines the background of the gun control debate. Included is a history, the parties involved and an explanation of the terms used in today's conversations.
Tax season opens January 30th
The IRS is working to update forms and procedures that have been affected by the last minute changes to tax laws in the American Taxpayer Relief Act, passed on January 2. The target date to begin processing returns is January 30.
What is the fiscal cliff?
The president and Congress now face the task of avoiding automatic budget cuts and raised taxes to be imposed when the Budget Control Act expires on December 31. This McClatchy - Tribune Business News article from our business databases describes the challenges ahead.
Hurricane Sandy Election Changes
Election location changes, early voting implementation, and absentee ballot information for eastern states is available from the civil rights group Election Protection.
FEMA's got a quick response
FEMA is offering shelter locations from Hurricane Sandy by simply texting the word SHELTER and a Zip Code to 4FEMA.
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5 Things to Watch for on Day 2 of UN General Assembly
CNN has a list of intriguing activities taking place during the UN General Assembly this week.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya was hopeful for future
Chris Stevens expressed in a letter to friends the positive direction he observed in Libya as he settled into his new position.
More Inspiring Sports
The Paralympics are on in London and the US is doing great!
Hurricane Isaac tests the gulf coast
Offshore crude production has been shut down as Hurricane Isaac passes through.
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