Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last surviving member of the singing family whose story inspired the movie The Sound of Music, died February 18 at her home in Vermont at the age of 99.

A judge in the U.S. District Court in Detroit will decide if same-sex marriage is bad for children, following a hearing that will begin Tuesday on a civil suit brought by a lesbian couple seeking to marry and adopt each other's children.

The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union and ardent supporter of the Common Core academic standards, has now called the nationwide implementation of the standards "completely botched."

Wednesday, February 19, is the 207th anniversary of the arrest of Aaron Burr on charges of treason.

Recent trends in movie and television viewership reveal that Americans are drawn to the Bible. It began with the History Channel's The Bible, the most watched television cable TV show of 2013, which paved the way for three biblical movies set to be released in theaters this year.

 

 

 

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