Video: During a pilgrimage to the World War II memorial, men in their 80s and 90s arrived on the National Mall to discover they were locked out because of the government shutdown. But in a surprise move, the gates to the memorial were opened and the men were ushered inside.
Among the requirements for naturalization — when a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen — is the famous civics test. Test your patriotic proficiency with these questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services.
Video: Responding to the case of Edward Snowden and other ongoing tensions with Russia, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested the U.S. consider threatening a boycott of the winter Olympics in Sochi to pressure Vladimir Putin.