Tag Archives: Illinois

08Nov/17

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognise human faces

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading

21Aug/17

Time-lapse video captures sky over Illinois during eclipse

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Time-lapse video captured the sky over Carbondale, Illinois, during a solar eclipse on Monday (August 21). Continue reading

13May/17

‘What is wrong with you?’ Michelle Obama asks as govt relaxes her school lunch rules

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 12, 2017) (NBC)- Former first lady Michelle Obama made her first high-profile public appearance on Friday (May 12) since leaving the White House in January.
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27Feb/17

Barack Obama, next French president?

Four friends launch a petition to ask former U.S. President Barack Obama to campaign in France’s 2017 presidential election.

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12Jan/17

U.S. senate votes to launch repeal of Obamacare

The U.S. Senate takes a first concrete step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

10Jan/17

Race relations, economic recovery dominate Obama’s domestic policy legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office without having implemented new gun control measures and with Americans saying that race relations are getting worse, but the 44th president can take pride in bringing the U.S. back from financial ruins, providing healthcare to millions and seeing the nation enact same-sex marriage as law, analysts say.
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09Jan/17

WH declines to comment on Kushner appointment, points to own ethical standards

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says Obama administration officials went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House. Continue reading

16Nov/16

West Virginia mayor out after “ape in heels” comment

The mayor of a tiny West Virginia town has resigned amid outrage over her comment on social media describing first lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels”. Linda So reports.
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10Nov/16

Obama-Trump meeting ‘less awkward’: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama’s Oval Office meeting with his elected successor, Donald Trump, was “less awkward” than some might have expected, according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Continue reading