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

    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?

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

    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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 4/03

    Afghan soldiers are seen through the broken front window of a car believed to have been used by attackers outside the gate of a NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, April 2.

  • In Pictures Obama prays

    President Barack Obama bows his head in prayer prior to speaking at the University of Notre Dame during commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana, on May 17, 2009.

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

    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.

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

    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 heisman.com and nfl.com, we compiled a list of Heisman winners who went on to have the most success on the professional gridiron.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.