Chess isn't included in the list of events for the 2012 Olympics, though as an officially-recognized sport, it should be. Like other sports, chess attracts driven players and supportive parents to world competitions.
A year ago, Arizona asked for donations to defend its immigration law in court. On July 20, fundraising began for a fence on the Mexico border. Donations have come from all 50 states.
A new Arizona law green-lights a fence to stop illegal immigration across the state's southern border. But with state coffers empty, lawmakers are hoping that Americans will donate their own money and supplies to the fence's construction.
The pushback against federal power began under Bush, but may now be accelerating.
Twenty-eight green groups compile 359 pages of suggestions, hoping for a green revival post-Bush.
Supporters of Proposition 8, which would outlaw the practice, nose ahead in polls.
Plans to open up a swath of wilderness are bringing hunters and environmentalists together – and reshaping state politics.