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Nation May 22Asking for help at 80 — America’s new faces of hunger
The warm sands and tony neighborhoods in Naples, Florida, give it the name “Paradise Coast.” But for seniors struggling to keep food on the table, it’s far from a paradise.
Nation May 22Photos: Capturing the slick from California’s oil spill
For most of the week, hundreds of clean-up workers have collected globs of black goo and scrubbed rocks coated with the sticky substance to restore a California beach that was contaminated with oil.
Nation May 08D.C. opens restricted airspace over national monuments for WWII flyover
More than 50 World War II aircraft flew over the nation’s capital Friday to commemorate Nazi Germany’s defeat to the Allies 70 years ago.
Arts May 01Photos: Playground drama is the same for kids around the world
When photographer James Mollison set out to capture different school playgrounds across the world, he was surprised by something that in retrospect was obvious but which hadn't occurred to him before.
World Apr 15Photos: Parents of South Korea ferry victims in their children’s rooms, untouched since the disaster
One year since the Sewol ferry disaster that left 304 dead, South Korea is still trying to cope with the enduring pain of the April 16, 2014, disaster. Many grieving parents and relatives of the young victims kept their kids’…
Nation Apr 14Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events at Ford’s Theatre
It was less than a week after the end of the Civil War that John Wilkes Booth took the shot that would change America forever. One hundred and fifty years later, America celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln.
Nation Apr 07Widespread power outages hit White House, Washington D.C.
An explosion at a power plant in southern Maryland triggered a temporary power outage at the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department and parts of Washington D.C. and nearby areas, Homeland Security officials said on Tuesday.
Nation Apr 0111 former educators convicted of racketeering in Atlanta cheating scandal
Eleven former Atlanta educators were found guilty on Wednesday for their roles in a public schools cheating scandal to inflate students’ scores on standardized tests. The racketeering charges are a felony that could put them in prison for decades.
World Mar 02World’s tropical forests vanishing more rapidly than previously thought
From the Amazon to the Philippines, world’s tropical forests are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously reported, says a new study of satellite images of 80 percent of the world’s tropical forests.
Science Feb 25Photo essay: How to swim safely with sharks
Ocean Ramsey wants you to know that sharks are vastly misunderstood. They’re scavengers, and rarely confrontational, said the biologist and scuba instructor, who has studied the animals for 15 years and leads cageless shark diving expeditions off the coast of…