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  • Egypt ousts Mursi, creating dilemma for West

    Egyptians elected Mohamed Mursi as president in a vote held just a year ago. On Wednesday, the country's military overthrew his government. Many celebrated his departure, while others worried about the transition away from a democratically-elected government.

  • Egypt: A military coup underway?

    The Egyptian president's national security adviser said on Wednesday that a "military coup" was under way and army and police violence was expected to remove pro-Morsi demonstrators. A travel ban was issued for Morsi and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Senate's new farm bill will waste billions on subsidies, critics say

    Crop insurance subsidies help farmers survive tough years, all agree. But critics say they are much too generous – and Congress could increase them further in its new farm bill.

  • Sarkozy asks Al Jazeera not to broadcast Toulouse video

    Al Jazeera has a video of the three deadly shootings in France filmed by the gunman, Mohamed Merah. Police say the shooter may have had an accomplice.

  • Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan not worth the cost, many US veterans say

    One-third of those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan say neither conflict has been worth the cost, a new Pew report finds. And 84 percent say the US public doesn't understand their problems.
    10/05/2011 05:33 pm

  • How 9/11 has shaped a generation of Americans

    The terrorist attacks have become this generation's Pearl Harbor – an epic event that has changed young peoples' view of the world and America's place in it.
    09/09/2011 12:49 pm

  • Signs of a biotech backlash?

    Genetically modified seeds are still popular, but farmers question the high costs and the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds.
    10/04/2010 09:22 am

  • Eight ways the Great Recession has changed Americans

    Fifty-five percent of Americans in the labor force have experienced a job loss, a pay cut, or a reduction in hours since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, a new survey finds.
    06/30/2010 10:12 am

  • For more Americans, Grandma is moving back in

    A record 49 million Americans lived in extended-family households in 2008, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. The recession, immigration, and delayed marriage are among the factors.
    03/18/2010 08:07 pm

  • Latino youth survey: Satisfied with lives in US, but lagging peers

    Most Latino youths in the US are 'mostly' or 'very' satisfied with their lives, reports a new survey by Pew Hispanic Center. But teen pregnancy rates are high, and Latinos trail their counterparts on other important measures, such as education and skill levels.
    12/11/2009 12:30 pm

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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