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Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
April 23, 2014
Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction.
April 23, 2014
High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.
April 23, 2014
The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
April 22, 2014
Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday. It's an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in an avalanche.
April 22, 2014
The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game. He drove in five runs Tuesday night to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2.
April 22, 2014
A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."
April 22, 2014
The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.
April 22, 2014
The State Department, citing news reports of heightened activity at Pyongyang's test site, says it's closely watching the situation.
April 22, 2014
On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
April 22, 2014
Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were only "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.
April 22, 2014
The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.
April 22, 2014
Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.
April 22, 2014
A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.
April 22, 2014
A new report finds that the average compensation of fast food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
April 22, 2014
By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.
April 22, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."
April 22, 2014
During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.
April 22, 2014
As the search continues for the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the exact number of those still missing is in dispute. Michelle Faul, Nigeria bureau chief for the Associated Press, explains more.
April 22, 2014
The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.
April 22, 2014

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