Columbia High School graduates walk to their commencement ceremony in Nampa, Idaho. A new Rutgers University study says nearly half of recent high school graduates are still looking for full-time work.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV received the best fuel efficiency rating the Environmental Protection Agency has ever issued. The AP reports that the EPA said the electric vehicle gets the equivalent of 118 MPG.
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Does the Wisconsin recall result have national implications and is the message a victory for the Tea Party? Well, we're going to ask a Republican political consultant who is very much identified with Tea Party candidates.
California voters also turned out yesterday, and one thing is clear: The state's new open primary system has shaken things up. Under the new system, the top two candidates will move onto the general election, regardless of party. And in quite a few races, this means come November, two candidates of the same party will face off. NPR's Tamara Keith has that story.
The rest of the economy may not be doing great, but airlines are expecting a banner year. Profitability is up and fuel prices are declining, but that's not necessarily great news for consumers.
When Robert Herbst, a former pilot and industry consultant for many years, says the skies are blue, it sounds pretty convincing. And from Herbst's projections, this may be a historic year for the airline industry.
We've all probably been there, at work, feeling crummy, when we should be home in bed. Maybe we do it because we need the money, or we feel like we can't miss that super important meeting. But what if you work with food and coming in sick means potentially infecting hundreds of other people?
A coalition of food labor groups says it happens a lot, and they blame the lack of paid sick days for people who pick, process, sell, cook and serve food.
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I always suspected that the pursuit of science could keep a person young — or at least young at heart.
Now I have evidence. Sort of.
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, a charity that helps raise money to support the NIH, today announced the Lurie Prize. A $100,000 check awaits a "promising young scientist in biomedical research" with the right stuff.
Tuesday was, unquestionably, a very bad day for public-employee unions and not just for the reason that got most of the attention, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's success in fending off an attempt to oust him through a recall election.
Rick Muir, president of the Indiana Federation of Teachers, chanted with other protesters at the Statehouse in Indianapolis in February 2011 over legislation limiting collective bargaining for teachers. Months later, it became law.
The Wisconsin recall election might have failed, but it succeeded in sending an ominous message to pro-labor forces across the nation — especially in the Midwest, where a handful of legislatures are pushing to roll back collective bargaining and other union rights.
The vote against Republican Gov. Scott Walker was prompted by his support for a law limiting collective bargaining for some public sector employees. His victory Tuesday night could embolden governors in states such as Ohio, Indiana and Missouri to push back harder on labor rights.
Republicans need a net pickup of four seats to win control of the U.S. Senate this November. One opportunity they see is in North Dakota, where longtime Democratic incumbent Kent Conrad has decided not to run for a sixth term.
Republican Rep. Rick Berg is expected to win the GOP nomination in next Tuesday's primary. If he does, he'll face Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.
The debate over who is considered a minority was brought to the spotlight by the Senate race in Massachusetts. Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed she had Native American heritage, but there's no records to indicate that. Still, Warren insists that she learned of her background through family stories and that she is proud of her heritage.
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Geneva Post Office in Geneva, Ill., with no clear disposition review process in place, hundreds of these historic civic buildings may be endangered by U.S. Postal Service cost cutting, including this one.
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Sweet Auburn Historic District, a historically African American commercial area is threatened by inappropriate development.
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With no clear disposition review process in place, hundreds of these historic civic buildings may be endangered by U.S. Postal Service cost cutting, including this one — the Geneva Post Office in Geneva, Ill.
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Three historic bridges spanning the Merced River are being considered for removal in the Yosemite Valley.
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A view of main autopsy theater area at the 1909 mortuary building in Ellis Island hospital in New York City. During the height of immigration to the U.S. from the 1890s to the 1950s millions of immigrants experienced the land of their dreams for the first time in these halls and corridors. The hospital complex has not been restored and remains closed to visitors.
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Joe Frazier's Gym is for sale in Philadelphia. The annual list spotlights architectural, cultural and natural heritage sites at risk of destruction or irreparable damage and raises awareness about the threats.
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The Thomas Clark House at Princeton Battlefield Park in Princeton Township, N.J., is shown in Dec. 2001. The battle was fought on the Clark's farm and Gen. George Washington's dearest friend Gen. Hugh Mercer died in the house nine days after being wounded at the battle during the Revolutionary War. This site is currently threatened by a housing development.
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch site near Medora, N.D., is seen in Sept. 2007. Billings County officials want to build a crossing over the Little Missouri River and a road to cut commute times for locals. Opponents worry it would be a road heavy with oil traffic and RVs, ruining an area that inspired the conservation-minded president.
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This is the house where slain African-American leader Malcolm X spent part of his childhood. It's in the Roxbury section of Boston. An attempt to preserve the frame house as a historic landmark faces an uphill battle.
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This photo provided by the Ohio Historical Society shows a view across the spring garden to the Bimeler Museum in Zoar Village, Ohio. The building which was seriously damaged in an earlier flood is undergoing repairs during this summer.
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Karnes County Courthouse is one of scores of historic courthouses in Texas that are in disrepair due to inadequate funding and maintenance.
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Historic structures at the Port of Los Angeles, including Terminal Island, are slated for demolition. The National Trust for Historic Preservation said Wednesday that Terminal Island has been named to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
When it announced that nearly 4,400 post offices would be studied to see if they should be closed, the U.S. Postal Service did not "define and implement a clear process that will protect the historic buildings in its inventory," the trust says.