Steve Lovelace, the creator of the map, said in a blog post his selection of brands that represented each state was subjective, but he tried to find companies that were based in the state and still in business.
- The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for its role in building a democracy there. ›
- California Republican Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to be the next speaker of the U.S. House. ›
- The United Nations has proposed a national unity government for Libya after peace talks between the north African country's two rival factions. ›