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  • Top 10 richest US presidents

    Mitt Romney earned nearly $22 million in 2010. If elected, he would be in the Top 3 most wealthiest presidents. You may be surprised by who ranks among the Top 10 wealthiest US presidents.

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  • Opinion Diplomacy flowers with cherry blossoms

    At the close of the 100th anniversary celebration of Tokyo's gift of cherry blossoms to Washington, it's worth remembering the story of diplomacy behind the trees. Like most diplomatic initiatives, this one had to overcome indifference, opposition, and many setbacks before it could flower.

  • Snakehead bounty: Maryland offers $200 gift card

    Snakehead bounty: For every angler that catches and kills a snakehead fish in Maryland, the state is offering a $200 gift card "bounty" plus other incentives.

  • Top 10 richest US presidents

    Mitt Romney earned nearly $22 million in 2010. If elected, he would be in the Top 3 most wealthiest presidents. You may be surprised by who ranks among the Top 10 wealthiest US presidents.

  • Who will be whispering in Hillary Clinton’s ear now?

    Secretary Hillary Clinton, eager for the State Department to have its own advisory panel of big thinkers, is convening the new, 25-member Foreign Affairs Policy Board this month.
    12/05/2011 07:10 pm

  • Supreme Court declines to clarify gun rights question

    The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a potentially important gun rights case, which could have established guideposts for future gun regulations at the local, state, and national levels.
    11/28/2011 12:07 pm

  • White House shooting suspect obsessed with Obama (VIDEO)

    White House shooting: Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, arrested for allegedly shooting at a window in the executive mansion at the White House, is believed to have an obsession with President Barack Obama.
    11/16/2011 11:46 pm

  • Window for hurricane Irene preparation 'quickly closing'

    Federal authorities, including President Obama, are urging Americans to take precautions before hurricane Irene hits. Some 70 million people on the US East Coast could be affected.
    08/26/2011 02:02 pm

  • Decoder Buzz Which private citizens, besides Martin Luther King, have Mall memorials?

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, Martin Luther King Jr. isn't the only non-president to have a memorial on the National Mall. Here are three other individuals who got prime space.
    08/23/2011 06:43 pm

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  • Recession over? Not in these four cities.

    America's longest postwar recession officially ended more than a year ago. But in some places, the recession still looks alive and well. Here are four cities that over the past year have seen the biggest drops in employment and at least a 1 percentage point rise in the unemployment rate, according to the US Department of Labor. Is your city on the list?
    11/03/2010 06:39 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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