United States Merchant Marine Academy

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House Votes Down Democrats’ Latest Effort To End Government Shutdown

Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.

10/02/2013

The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where police said a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Professor Placed On Leave Over Colo. Theater Massacre Joke

A young man who lost his father in the Colorado movie theater massacre was subjected to a cruel joke. The quip came from his own professor – and now there are calls for the professor to be fired.

08/16/2012