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  • In Pictures Long may it wave: Flag Day 2011

    A member of the Silver Wings sky divers parachutes into Bill Synder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, on Oct. 7, 2010. Flag Day is observed on June 14 In the United States, commemorating the adoption of the US flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

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  • Progress Watch Fewer are behaving badly at work, survey finds. What changed?

    Observed misconduct in US workplaces is at its lowest point in almost two decades, an achievement that appears to be related to companies’ increasing investment in ethics and compliance initiatives.

  • Bankruptcy jitters in Stockton. Will other cities fail?

    Bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., looms large as city enters talks with creditors. But most other troubled California municipalities are taking drastic steps to avoid bankruptcy. 

  • 'Layaway angels' and gold coins: Americans find new ways to warm hearts (VIDEO)

    'Layaway angels' and gold coins: Americans find new ways to warm hearts (VIDEO)

    'Layaway angels' and the phenomenon of jewelry and coins being dropped into Salvation Army kettles shows Americans may be looking for social connections in their giving this holiday season.

  • In Pictures Long may it wave: Flag Day 2011

    A member of the Silver Wings sky divers parachutes into Bill Synder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, on Oct. 7, 2010. Flag Day is observed on June 14 In the United States, commemorating the adoption of the US flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

  • Graduation rate for US high-schoolers falls for second straight year

    Graduation rate for US high-schoolers falls for second straight year

    The graduation rate was 68.8 percent in 2007, according to a new study. But the report also identifies 21 big-city 'overachievers' that posted higher-than-expected graduation rates.

  • Gallery Governors' races: Who paid most?

    11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)

  • Charges for using EMS: a California town’s plan sows confusion

    Charges for using EMS: a California town’s plan sows confusion

    Tracy, California, made headlines when word incorrectly got out that it would charge $300 for each 911 call. Under a law passed last year, most households will pay less than $50 annually to offset the cost of emergency medical services.