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  • In Pictures Missouri floods

    Statues of workers of various trades, part of the Monument for Labor by Matthew J. Placzek, stand in the rising waters of the Missouri River, in Omaha, Neb., on June 15.

  • The official unemployment rate, and the hidden one

    Stefan Karlsson The official unemployment rate, and the hidden one

    As the official unemployment rate rises, so does the number of people who quit looking for a job out of discouragement

  • Wichita, Kan., experiences bizarre 'heat burst'

    Wichita, Kan., experiences bizarre 'heat burst'

    Temperatures suddenly rocketed up in Wichita, Kan., in the early hours of June 9. What caused it?

  • Ongoing rains worsen record-breaking floods along Missouri River

    Ongoing rains worsen record-breaking floods along Missouri River

    Rising waters threaten Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and are expected to push south soon. The Midwest will be underwater all summer, say officials.

  • Census Bureau: Hispanics account for half of US population growth

    Census Bureau: Hispanics account for half of US population growth

    The Hispanic population grew 43 percent from 2000 through 2010, four times faster than the growth rate for the US as a whole, the US Census Bureau said Thursday. Much of that was in the South.

  • Five of the costliest US river floods

    Five of the costliest US river floods

    The 2011 Mississippi River flood, which has broken records in some places, is creating steady destruction in America's midsection. Hurricanes tend to cause more financial damage, and flash floods typically take more lives. But overflowing rivers deliver a long, slow economic punch. Arkansas farmers have lost an estimated $500 million in crops to this year's flood. Mississippi homes and catfish farms – a leading industry – are threatened. In Louisiana, the diversion of water through a spillway to spare Baton Rouge and New Orleans still puts hundreds of homes, businesses, and chemical plants and oil refineries at risk. Total damages could run into the billions. Here's a look at five of the most expensive river floods in the US, according to estimates from the National Weather Service and historical accounts (reported in 2011 dollars):

  • Geronimo should not be linked to Osama, say American Indians

    Geronimo should not be linked to Osama, say American Indians

    Geronimo code name debate: American Indians say it was inappropriate for the US military to assign Osama bin Laden the code name Geronimo - a real-life Apache leader who fought the US and Mexico for many years.

  • Tea party: Libertarian revolt or religious right in disguise?

    Tea party: Libertarian revolt or religious right in disguise?

    In Texas and some other states, the tea party has focused on abortion as much as the state deficit. Five months after its successes in Election 2010, the tea party faces a reckoning: What does it stand for?

  • Red River floods fields, but US farmers ready

    Red River floods fields, but US farmers ready

    Red River: Every year, farmers in the valley all but halt deliveries of stored crops to handling facilities due to muddy or flooded yards and roads.

  • On the budget, House GOP's fiery freshmen reveal a pragmatic side

    On the budget, House GOP's fiery freshmen reveal a pragmatic side

    They held budget negotiators' feet to the fire, but the GOP House freshmen also proved to be flexible. Too, their voting record for their first 100 days in office is less monolithic than many had expected.