This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

The Daily Need

Photo: The heat on the street

Alan Perez takes shelter from the sun while working on a debris removal crew in Joplin, Missouri on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The National Weather Service says the eastern and central states are in for a few hot weeks, and declared excessive heat warnings in 14 states on Sunday. Photo: AP/Charlie Riedel

  • thumb
    Reunited after the explosions
    An unidentified Boston Marathon runner, center, is reunited with loved ones near Copley Square.
  • thumb
    Obama boards the Rosa Parks bus
    President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum.
  • thumb
    Puppet theater
    After disappointing results in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries this week, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich vowed that his campaign would continue.