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- Iraq mulls law to let men marry 8-year-old girls
- Russia sends bombers on 24-hour Arctic patrol
- Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick’s parade that won’t allow gays
- Houston dad kills boy, 17, in daughter’s room in mistaken ID tragedy
- Rep. David Jolly ready to work with Democrats on compromise
- Joe Biden: I can’t be president — my golf would suffer
- German authorities grab suspected hardline Islamist
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Forget about those fireworks (too dangerous) and their ostentatious display of anachronistic values. Forget also about mom (sexist gender-role stereotype) and apple pie (too fattening). Wednesday has become Dependence Day, a time to reflect on all the good that the federal government does for us.
For the second time in as many weeks, the federal government is out with new numbers measuring the toll the Great Recession has taken on the nest eggs of ordinary Americans.
The Obama administration is financing research to devise a new gauge for measuring Americans' happiness. A National Academy of Sciences panel is analyzing proposals for surveying Americans' "subjective well-being." But there are grave perils in any "national happiness index" Uncle Sam might concoct.
The White House said Tuesday there was no timetable for Commerce Secretary John Bryson's return from medical leave after he suffered a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in California over the weekend.
It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that would take her all the way to winning Wimbledon.
For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.
House Republicans voted this week to kill a major part of the census and to rein in the Obama administration's lawsuits against states over immigration laws, voter-identification laws and gay-marriage statutes - but gave a thumbs-up to Mr. Obama's battle with states that have medical marijuana laws.
Last year, Americans spent $115.8 billion on home improvements, according to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. The American Housing Survey, conducted by the Census Bureau, estimates there are 76.4 million owner-occupied homes in the United States. Crunch those numbers, and it works out to the average household spending $1,515.15 a year on home improvements.
During this month of May, government agencies, schools and corporate workplaces across the country will be commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Like Black History Month (February) and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15), this flavor of the month is intended to recognize the contributions and challenges of a particular subgroup of Americans, as determined by race and ethnicity.