This website is no longer actively maintained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

The Daily Need

Photo: The high point

Debris floats by flooded homes in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday. The flooded Mississippi River reached its high point today, cresting at 47.85 feet, and is now expected to begin receding. The flood waters caused by heavy rain and snow melt have inundated low-lying towns and farmland. Photo: AP/Mark Humphrey

  • 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.