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Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to ma

Serena Williams smashes her way into U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams underlined her status as the overwhelming favorite for the women's U.S. Open title with a crushing "double bagel" win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals of the New York grand slam.

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

Representative John Flemming takes on suicide prevention in new public service announcement

National Suicide Prevention Week will be observed this year from September 8th through 14th. 

What makes an image unforgettable?

"Lee Harvey Oswald shot" "Man vs. tanks in Tiananmen Square" "VJ Day in Times Square"

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 5 and iPad prices

IPhone discounts are typical this time of year, but Wal-Mart's will be tough to beat.

Fantasy football is big business

You may think fantasy football is good for sparking trash talk with co-workers, but for a growing number of companies, it's also good business. Really good business. Fantasy has become reality for millions of sports fans.

Members of Congress split over Syria decision

Lawmakers were divided Sunday on whether to support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria.

Electric Zoo music festival canceled after two deaths blamed on drugs

The third and final day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival was canceled Sunday after two concert-goers died and at least four others were hospitalized due to drug-related causes, according to Sgt.