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  • Government shutdown: Will those who like government least miss it most?

    The mail will still go through, as will Social Security payments, veterans benefits, and military pay. Federal employees will still direct plane traffic, inspect food, and prosecute crime. By its own estimates, the federal government represents about 8 percent of the United States economy, so the economic impact of a long government shutdown would eventually affect just about everybody. Even in the short term, some groups will notice. Ironically, some of those who will be affected most are those who like government least. Here's a look at four such groups:
    04/08/2011 05:00 pm

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  • Cherokees hammer Elizabeth Warren on ancestry claim ahead of Mass. party convention

    Indian reporters and activists want answers from Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who has given muddled replies about whether she used unsupported claims of Cherokee ancestry to further her academic career at Harvard.

  • What's an American Indian? Warren case stirs query

    Native Americans have a high rate of intermarriage with other groups. Many are not identifiable by appearance, which has made it possible for almost anyone to assume a Native persona. That seems to have been the case with US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

  • Secret Service Colombia scandal: Agents working too hard, or not hard enough?

    Twelve US Secret Service agents were sent back to the US from Cartagena, Colombia, after allegedly drinking heavily and consorting with prostitutes. Is the long-veiled agency struggling with an increasingly complex mission?

  • Government shutdown: Will those who like government least miss it most?

    The mail will still go through, as will Social Security payments, veterans benefits, and military pay. Federal employees will still direct plane traffic, inspect food, and prosecute crime. By its own estimates, the federal government represents about 8 percent of the United States economy, so the economic impact of a long government shutdown would eventually affect just about everybody. Even in the short term, some groups will notice. Ironically, some of those who will be affected most are those who like government least. Here's a look at four such groups:
    04/08/2011 05:00 pm

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/22
  • Yellow Dirt

    A reporter uncovers the heartbreaking story of the uranium mining that poisoned Navajo lands and people.
    09/22/2010 07:05 am

  • In Colorado, reconciliation for a displaced tribe

    A powwow builds bridges between the town of Meeker and the White River Utes.
    07/31/2008 01:00 am

  • Tribes strive to save native tongues

    In the Pacific Northwest, some 40 indigenous languages are at risk of disappearing within a decade.
    05/23/2008 01:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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