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44: Obama warns of new ‘Sputnik moment’ for United States

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–President Obama warned of another “Sputnik moment” in the United States in a speech here, saying the country must invest in innovation and technology as it did in the 1950′s and 60′s to match the Soviet Union, which launched Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the earth Read more…

Gates not optimistic on end to ban on gays

MUSCAT (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates told thousands of sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln Monday that he was not especially hopeful that Congress would lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military by year’s end. Read more