The idea behind 9-1-1 is pretty simple: Give people a single, easy-to-remember number to call to receive help during any life-threatening situation. Learn how 9-1-1 got started and how it works.
WHAT'S INSIDE: GOVERNMENT
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It might seem undemocratic to have an Electoral College in the U.S., but the Founding Fathers had some concerns about government "by the people."
We may be living in the age of the Internet, but simple shortwave radio transmitters still play a part in the espionage game. The huge benefit: There's no trail.