Aug 18, 2015, 11:34 am EDT
The Army’s Ranger School will get its first two women graduates on Friday.
The two women will join 94 men for their Ranger School graduation, which will take place at Fort Benning, Ga. The school started on April 20 with 19 women and 381 men. The school trains soldiers that typically service in special operations, reports Fox News.
The Ranger School lasts for 62 days and requires its students to complete a variety of physical tasks before they can graduate. Roughly one-third of participants have to “recycle” through at least one of the courses. The two women recycled trough two courses before they could graduate, Fox News notes. Read
Aug 17, 2015, 3:52 pm EDT
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that a massive data hack is much larger than it originally thought.
The breach includes information of US taxpayers, which includes the data of more than 300,000 taxpayers. The IRS reported in May that hackers in Russia penetrated its databases through Social Security numbers and other information.
The hackers had access to tax return information of about 100,000 US taxpayers. The agency now says that an additional 390,000 taxpayers were potentially affected. Read
Aug 14, 2015, 3:51 pm EDT
President Obama has released a Spotify playlist for the summer.
The selection of tracks add up to 180 minutes with one for the day and another for the night. One of them is called “The President’s Summer Playlist: Night,” and the other is a “Day” version of the same concept.
Here are some of the songs that made the “Day” playlist: Read
Aug 14, 2015, 1:11 pm EDT
A report that was released on Thursday claimed that Al Gore was considering running for president in the 2016 elections.
Rumors of Al Gore making a bid for the presidency were quickly shot down following the report. The first person to say that the report was false was an associate of the politician. The second was spokeswoman for Gore, reports CNN.
“That would be news to me, so I think somebody’s off base,”one of Al Gore’s friends told The Tennessean. “I’ve heard nothing along these lines, and I’d be very surprised.” Read
Aug 11, 2015, 2:16 pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie, is running for Congress in Michigan.
Melissa Gilbert is a Democrat and is hoping to take Michigan’s 8th congressional district from Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Bishop is new to Congress, but did beat his last opponent with 54% of the votes, reports CNN.
Melissa Gilbert claims that she wants to help families that are struggling in today’s economy. She said that “fresh voices” are needed to reach these goals. The former Little House on the Prairie star owes the IRS $300,000 in back taxes, CNN notes. Read