Contrary to arguments that European social democracy is a success, a new ranking of US versus European states has American states ahead of fabled European powers.
06/24/2011 11:29 pm
A first-of-its kind NAEP report finds hints of progress, but mostly a stubborn achievement gap between Hispanic and white students.
06/23/2011 01:19 pm
In the graceful documentary 'Buck,' compassion wins with horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who was the inspiration for 'The Horse Whisperer.'
06/17/2011 04:45 pm
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After a couple dreary years, the economies of most states began to grow again in 2010. Forty-eight of the 50 states showed a gain in gross domestic product, according to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Click ahead to see which two states did not grow.) The US as a whole saw GDP grow by 2.6 percent last year. But some states more than doubled that rate, thanks to gains in durable goods manufacturing, retail trade, finance, and insurance. Here's a look at the Top 5 fastest-growing states:
06/09/2011 01:43 pm
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.
06/06/2011 09:15 pm
As the gray wolf comes off the Endangered Species list, new questions swirl about whether the animal can survive without federal protection – and its impact on cattle and other wildlife. The view from one ranch.
06/03/2011 03:13 pm
Mitt Romney, who declared his candidacy June 2 in New Hampshire, has been groomed to run for president. He has the look and the political lineage. He’s been a governor, the quintessential training ground. And he’s essentially never stopped running since he conceded his first White House bid three years ago.
06/02/2011 02:59 pm
Woolly mammoth roamed the planet for more than a million years, ranging from Europe to Asia to North America. Nearly all of these giants vanished from Siberia by about 10,000 years ago.
06/02/2011 11:26 am
In Pictures Can there be peace in the Wolf Wars?