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  • America's red-blue divide widens on illegal immigrants

    The recent actions of Alabama and New York highlight how red states and blue states are heading in exactly opposite directions on laws about illegal immigrants. In this atmosphere, is federal immigration reform possible?
    06/20/2011 03:09 pm

  • Bid to repair Lake Michigan and Great Lakes, one marsh at a time

    A $2 billion restoration effort may help rehabilitate Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, but environmentalists say it may be too late to reverse four centuries' worth of damage.
    06/13/2011 02:58 pm

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  • How to pick a college? 10 tips for seniors from their peers

    Christmas vacation is often no vacation for college-bound high school seniors, many of whom spend these weeks refining their list of schools, polishing their essays, and completing their applications. The application process can be exhausting, but it’s making the final choice that keeps you awake at night. Which school is “the one”? There’s no shortage of advice from parents and guidance counselors. But people who’ve recently been through the process – and come out the other end – have words of wisdom, too. Here are 10 things your future classmates say you should consider before sending in that deposit.
    12/23/2010 05:49 pm

  • Heisman Trophy: Top 10 winners who succeeded in pro football

    The Heisman Trophy was awarded Saturday night to Auburn QB Cam Newton, as the most outstanding college football player in 2010. But a Heisman is not a guarantee of success in the NFL. Some of the 74 winners since 1935 didn't make the transition, some didn't live up to their potential due to injury. With help from and, we compiled a list of Heisman winners who went on to have the most success on the professional gridiron.
    12/11/2010 03:54 pm

  • Speaker-to-be John Boehner: More confrontation or a hint of compromise?

    After a House Republican landslide, presumptive Speaker John Boehner will have to handle a wounded President Obama and tea party lawmakers emboldened by their success. In a Monitor interview, Boehner suggests ways that he might be able to bridge the gap between the two.
    11/03/2010 10:34 pm

  • Vote 2010: How did Obama, Democrats lose their way on the economy?

    Obama stands at the head of a party poised to lose control of Congress in Vote 2010. Democrats' handling of economic issues and the high unemployment rate are key factors.
    11/02/2010 05:24 pm

  • Oil spill cleanup: After digging deep to kill well, BP faces long climb

    Killing the well at this point was the easy part of the oil spill cleanup for the beleaguered corporate giant, whose image will be stained, and bottom line impacted, for years to come.
    09/20/2010 05:35 pm

  • The New Economy Poverty rate: Are Americans really poorer than in 1960?

    Poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent in 2009, but government figures don't capture very well the long-term rise in living standards.
    09/19/2010 10:49 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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