By next year, German chancellor Angela Merkel will become the longest-serving female leader in history. Take a quick tour of her career and accomplishments.
Construction of the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline has just been approved by the U.S. Congress and will likely be vetoed by President Obama. What's the debate all about? Trace explains.
The tattered document dates back to 1300, 85 years after King John of England was compelled to sign the first agreement limiting the rights of kings.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has just released its findings on interrogation techniques used on terror suspects. Trace reviews the report's findings.
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
Do political leanings influence the manner in which liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices view the cases that come before them? Tara looks for a ruling on the question.
President Obama's recent, and hotly debated, action on immigration in the U.S. has the issue front and center in many people's minds. Trace examines a form of immigration used in other countries that's based on what immigrants can offer a country.
Taxes, divorce law and seizing property are no-nos.
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