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  • Cardinals' game 6 win means manager Tony La Russa's journey continues

    Chapter & Verse Cardinals' game 6 win means manager Tony La Russa's journey continues

    Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who is fluent in Spanish and a staunch animal rights advocate, is one of only two managers to guide teams from both leagues to World Series championships.

  • Hurricane Irene update: Major transportation systems shut down

    Hurricane Irene update: Major transportation systems shut down

    With gusting winds, heavy rains, and major storm surges, hurricane Irene moved north toward major population centers, shutting down public transportation systems.

  • Casey Anthony murder trial: Has the defendant displayed grief?

    Casey Anthony murder trial: Has the defendant displayed grief?

    An expert called by the defense in the Casey Anthony murder trial sought to explain how a young mother might grieve the loss of her child. The defendant, listening, began to cry.

  • Top 10 beaches in America named by 'Dr. Beach'

    Top 10 beaches in America named by 'Dr. Beach'

    Top 10 beaches: This is the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami, who is also called Dr. Beach.

  • In Pictures America's 10 best beaches: 2011

    1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla. - This beach gets big points for its unusual bright white sand and its gentle currents. 'It's an idyllic place,' said Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami.

  • Are Donald Trump and his fellow 'birthers' racist?

    Are Donald Trump and his fellow 'birthers' racist?

    Donald Trump faces a backlash from those who see the “birther” movement as a new form of racism, which a new study seems to confirm. Trump has problems with conservatives too.

  • NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    With 64 of the 68 teams in the field eliminated, the NCAA Tournament lived up to its reputation in the first two weekends of play, complete with shocking upsets, heart-pounding finishes, controversies, and a school from Richmond called Virginia Commonwealth. Here’s our top list of wild and crazy finishes from the second third rounds, the Sweet 16, and the Elite Eight.

  • 10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico

  • Tea Party Top 10 biggest winners and losers

    Tea Party Top 10 biggest winners and losers

    The emergence of the tea party movement is arguably the most dynamic element of the 2010 midterm elections. Many 'tea party' candidates won the backing of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin – but also earned the disdain of the Republican establishment. In the end, which candidates with tea party support won, who lost, and what's next?

  • In US, a job means less than it used to

    In US, a job means less than it used to

    Rather than making jobs more important, the recession is causing workers to put more emphasis on home and family, a new study finds.