It's December 2001 and a young midwestern college student named Tassie Keltjin is about to get a more worldly education when she accepts a part-time job as a nanny to the adopted child of a sophisticated Middle-aged couple. What happens…
In Dan Chaon's "Await Your Reply," three independent story lines revolve around one another, as characters attempt to keep their secrets secret.
President Barack Obama declared North Dakota a federal disaster area Thursday due to floodwaters that have closed roads and bridges throughout the Red River Valley and that weather specialists say have yet to crest. The mayor of Fargo and North…
Despite the harsh weather that pummeled her hometown, essayist Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune laments the passing of winter and the time of reflection it brings.
The economic downturn is affecting communities across the country in varied ways. Business reporters give an update on what their regions are experiencing.
Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain each outlined their positions on the debate over allowing more off-shore drilling to ease energy prices and overall voter concerns on energy costs.
As the Mississippi River continues to rise through Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, federal officials fear many of the existing levees will fail, stressing the region's flood prevention system. A civil engineer discusses the science of levees.
Record rainfall and historic numbers of tornadoes have wreaked havoc on many parts of the Midwest, particularly in Iowa where a Boy Scout camp was decimated and flooding has caused thousands to evacuate. Kwame Holman reports on the widespread damage.
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Rescue workers conducted emergency evacuations and rivers continued to swell Thursday after heavy rains soaked parts of the Midwest, leading to 13 weather-related deaths in the region.
The American Midwest, traditionally a base for manufacturing, has been hit hard by globalization in recent years. Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on efforts aimed at strengthening the region's competitive edge.
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