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  • Three lessons of Jeremiah Wright plan against Obama

    News about a proposal to use the Rev. Jeremiah Wright against President Obama in a GOP “super PAC” ad campaign caused the political world to combust. Charges of “race-baiting” flew, and suddenly the idea was an orphan. It’s safe to say, the ads will never be made. But there are lessons to be learned. 

  • Opinion 3 ways the US can start an economic 'reset' with Russia

    After Russian President Vladimir Putin canceled his trip to Camp David for the G8 Summit this weekend, tensions between Russia and the US are running high. The United States must design a new relationship with this often difficult leader and his country. Washington needs a new reset that includes these three key components:

  • Beyond SpaceX: Five companies seeking to change space travel

    During the past 10 years, Presidents George W. Bush and Obama have directed NASA to turn the job of transporting cargo and crew to the space station over to the private sector. As that process gathers pace, here is a list of the key players.

  • Gay rights in America: How states stand on 7 hot-button issues

    The tapestry of federal and state laws surrounding gay rights is enormously complex. Here is a look at each state's laws regarding issues ranging from gay marriage to hate crimes to hospital visitation. 

  • College rankings: Which countries have the best education systems?

    A new higher education ranking focuses on evaluating quality by countries as a whole, rather than specific academic institutions. Here are some of the findings:

  • Carlos Fuentes: 5 best novels

    Throughout his decades-long literary career, Carlos Fuentes produced more than 20 books. Here are five of his best.

  • Facebook stock: 6 intriguing investors

    Facebook stock will make many people suddenly wealthy when it begins trading this Friday. The company is expected to be valued somewhere around $100 billion, with stock expected to sell anywhere between $34 and $38 per share.  Here are six of the more unexpected people set to make a killing with initial public offering of Facebook stock, including a rock star, a graffiti artist, and pair of Mark Zuckerberg’s enemies.

  • Facebook IPO: five things to know before buying the stock

    About 1 out of every 8 people on the planet have a Facebook account. Now, with the arrival of a public stock offering, all those people have a chance to be part owners of this social hub. Should you buy? Here are five things to consider.

  • Bestselling books the week of 5/17/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Top 9 reasons Congress is broken

    Congress's approval rating is barely at 10 percent, and the venerable institution is filled with such rancor that moderates such as Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) of Maine are fleeing the place. From people who've previously served on the Hill comes this assessment of the top nine problems Congress faces today.

  • 21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer

    Here are 21 promising nonfiction titles appearing just in time for summer 2012.

  • 15 summer 2012 novels we think you'll like

    Here are 15 fiction titles that look promising for the best of summer 2012 reading.

  • Opinion 6 ways parents can cut college costs

    It's not too late to reduce the cost of sending your son or daughter to college. Putting aside well-known strategies like having your child apply for niche scholarships, excel at a sport, start at a community college, or get a perfect score on the SAT, here are 6 strategies parents can employ.

  • Top 10 states for working moms

    Mother's Day companies? That's what you could call workplaces that help moms meet their family commitments. Those companies can be located anywhere. But some states do better than others in mandating a level of standards beyond the federal minimum in the form of paid family leave, job protection, and “right to nurse” laws. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are the Top 10 states that best support new working mothers, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. Can you guess which state gets the highest marks?

  • Yogi Berra: 21 quotes for his birthday

    Yogi Berra turns 87 on May 12th. Here are some of his oft-quoted malapropisms and aphorisms. 

  • Seven retirement questions you need to answer

    Retirement planning isn't easy. Nearly half of Americans don't feel financially prepared to live to age 75, according to a survey from Northwestern Mutual. But the process is a lot less burdensome if you break the task down into simpler parts. Here are seven questions to ask as you plan for your long-term financial security in retirement.

  • 10 best books of May, according to Amazon

    Amazon's editors picked these 10 books as the best for the month.

  • DOMA and Prop. 8 struck down: Gay marriage laws around the globe

    There is no national gay marriage legislation in the pipeline in the US, however, numerous countries around the globe already recognize same-sex marriage or the right to civil unions. Here’s the breakdown by region.

  • 'MOMumental': 5 stories about raising children

    Author Jennifer Grant advises and confesses in her new book – here are five of her anecdotes.

  • Mother's Day: 10 great books for Mom

    You've probably already done the classics – try these 10 books for a gift this Mother's Day.

  • 10 great summer cars

    Wind in your hair, sun in your face – the summer drive is as classic a pastime as barbecues and baseball.  For dedicated sun-seekers, the right machine can make all the difference, and since most of us can’t afford the demi-convertible Maybach Landaulet limousine, here are 10 fun-loving new models sure to keep a summer smile on your face.  Climb into one of these this season, and you’ll be happy to keep driving duties for yourself.

  • Israel's coalition government: Israeli and Arab media react

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surprised Israel (and its Arab neighbors) when he announced the creation of a unity government on May 8: Israeli and Arab media react.

  • Hollande's victory: The world ponders a major shift

    François Hollande's victory may represent change for not just France, but Europe as a whole.

  • Howard Carter: 6 of his first moments in the tomb of King Tut

    Archaeologist Howard Carter details how he found and entered the famous tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

  • Bestselling books the week of 5/10/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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