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  • Help wanted. But only if you have a job.

    Help wanted. But only if you have a job.

    Help wanted with a twist: Some firms won't even consider hiring someone who doesn't already have a job. But unemployed can better their job prospects.

  • Is oil leaking in the Gulf from the BP spill site?

    Is oil leaking in the Gulf from the BP spill site?

    A patch of oil has been documented about a quarter-mile northeast of the Macondo wellhead leased by BP. The company has provided a live feed of the Gulf well to officials, who could not see leakage.

  • After Afghanistan: Will Americans forget it?

    Editor's Blog After Afghanistan: Will Americans forget it?

    Once upon a time, 'Afghanistanism' meant obscure and mystifying. That hasn't been true since 9/11. As American troops begin to disengage, will Afghanistan revert to an 'ism'?

  • How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts

    How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts

    Before the current levee system was built, Mississippi River floods helped replenish Louisiana coastal wetlands with silt. Now that silt goes into the Gulf and the coastline is disappearing. But scientists have a plan, and the great flood of 2011 could help them bring it about.

  • NCAA Final Four: Can VCU dance? Yes, they can.

    NCAA Final Four: Can VCU dance? Yes, they can.

    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) makes its NCAA Final Four debut after a thorough drubbing of top seed Kansas Sunday. The VCU Rams will be joined in Houston by Kentucky, Connecticut, and Butler.

  • NCAA tournament: Morehead State joins Top 10 Cinderella teams

    NCAA tournament: Morehead State joins Top 10 Cinderella teams

    One of the most enjoyable things about the NCAA tournament – for basketball fanatics and casual observers alike – is the Cinderella story. On Thursday, Morehead State chalked up the first upset of the tournament by vanquishing No. 4 Louisville. There’s just something appealing about watching the triumph of the little guy - the team no one ever paid any attention to, never gave a chance. Or maybe it's watching the titan, the sure-thing, the team that everyone knows will win, well, not win. Here is our Top 10, plus one.

  • First deep-water oil drilling permit since Gulf oil spill plays it safe

    First deep-water oil drilling permit since Gulf oil spill plays it safe

    The Obama administration lifted its post-Gulf oil spill moratorium on oil drilling in deep water Oct. 12, but it didn't issue its first new permit until Monday. Some experts think rising oil prices forced the administration's hand.

  • Muslim group sues FBI over surveillance at California mosques

    Muslim group sues FBI over surveillance at California mosques

    Council on American-Islamic Relations and ACLU say a paid FBI informant violated the First Amendment rights of worshipers at several California mosques, targeting the most devout. They sued the FBI Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • New Orleans makeover: economic boost or loss of a historical legacy?

    New Orleans makeover: economic boost or loss of a historical legacy?

    Post-Katrina, New Orleans looks to diversify its economy beyond tourism. But plans for a mammoth biomedical facility mean historic homes will be relocated, or razed.