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  • Obama at Disney World: foreign tourists could create 1 million jobs

    President Obama paid a visit to Mickey Mouse at his Florida home Thursday to mark the signing of an executive order aimed at facilitating the processing of foreign tourist visas to lure travelers.

  • The Vote SOPA and PIPA protest power: why Marco Rubio backed off piracy bill

    Sen. Marco Rubio was one of the original co-sponsors of the Senate's anti-piracy bill, but he reversed course Wednesday amid a flurry of protests against PIPA and SOPA.

  • Thanksgiving turkeys get presidential pardon (video)

    Two 45-pound turkeys, named Liberty and Peace, got a presidential Thanksgiving pardon today.
    11/23/2011 09:25 am

  • Euro crisis? Don't worry, America.

    Euro crisis shouldn't have much effect on US, unless it blows up into something much larger, says James Bullard of the St. Louis Fed. But euro crisis will be drawn-out affair.
    11/17/2011 05:19 pm

  • Worry climbs as puzzling bacteria leaves Florida palms withering

    Florida horticulturists worry palm trees throughout the Sunshine State and Southeast could vanish as a new bacterial condition ravages the state’s most iconic scenery.
    09/26/2011 12:16 pm

  • 3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.
    08/25/2011 11:13 am

  • In Pictures Top US tourist attractions
  • The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
    07/08/2011 03:53 pm

  • Prince William: Britain's most popular royal weds Kate Middleton

    Prince William's marriage today to Catherine Middleton enshrines his popularity among the British people who admire the young royal's affable demeanor.
    04/29/2011 08:58 am

  • Diggin' It Great gardening project: Create a succulent pillow

    Creating a pillow that holds succulent plants is an easy gardening project that will dress up your porch or patio.
    02/25/2011 04:49 pm

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