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  • Bullish on jobs? These 10 cities are.

    Our list of the 10 metro areas that saw the most job growth in 2011 might surprise you.

  • Change Agent Paddling down the Colorado River to surface its secrets

    Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore traveled 1,700 miles to assess the state of the beautiful but threatened Colorado River.

  • Virginia Tech shooting: Who was gunman Ross Truett Ashley?

    Virginia Tech shooting: Who was gunman Ross Truett Ashley?

    One media report about the Virginia Tech shooting has made a connection between the real estate office where Ross Truett Ashley allegedly stole an SUV and his apartment.

  • Shooter at Virginia Tech was student at nearby school

    Virginia State Police say Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at a nearby college, killed Virginia Tech police officer Deriek Crouse before taking his own life. An emergency system sent alerts out seven minutes after the shooting.

  • In Pictures Virginia Tech police shooting

    SWAT team members leave Virginia Tech after police searched for an armed man suspected of killing a Virginia Tech police officer making a routine traffic stop on campus in Blacksburg, Va., on Dec. 8. A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot and was found dead nearby of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a baffling attack that shook up the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history.

  • Virginia Tech: Gunman in police killing wasn't student (Video)

    Virginia Tech: Gunman in police killing wasn't student (Video)

    The campus shooting prompted officials to lock down the Virginia Tech campus for hours Thursday while police and SWAT teams searched the school, the scene in 2007 of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

  • For Cubans, new property rights – and the return of an old anxiety

    For Cubans, new property rights – and the return of an old anxiety

    President Raúl Castro's latest reform lets Cubans buy and sell property for the first time in decades.  But the reform has some worried that it could reintroduce pre-revolution class divisions.

  • In Pictures Graduation 2011

    Graduates sing before President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., on May 16.

  • 150 years later, Civil War still a delicate subject for schools

    150 years later, Civil War still a delicate subject for schools

    The American Civil War is a touchy subject for educators, who must help children understand issues that continue to divide Americans 150 years after the war's outset.

  • In Pictures NFL draft 2011 prospects

    Blaine Gabbert: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) prepares to throw as Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) pursues during the third quarter of the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game on Dec. 28, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz.