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Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse
North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year.
Research shows at-home mothers are on the rise
The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
Ft. Hood shooting linked to leave request
The rampage at Fort Hood that left three dead and 16 wounded last week was related to the shooter’s request for leave from the Army post, military investigators said Monday.
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93
Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.
Pro-Russians push to carve up more of Ukraine
Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Angry families want GM prosecuted
Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents’ tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.
College athletes union could put billions at stake
Last month, a National Labor Relations Board director ruled that college football players at Northwestern could unionize. Many believe the ruling, if it stands up, could force schools and the NCAA to share more of the revenue from college football and basketball.
5 signs job market may finally be accelerating
Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead.
Volunteers excavate Ohio Civil War island prison
Civil War history hides under a grassy field tucked amid barren trees on Johnson Island, a patch of land in Sandusky Bay where captured Confederate prisoners were confined 150 years ago.
Fort Hood shooter may have been mentally unstable
Unstable mental health may be a “fundamental, underlying cause” of a soldier’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to investigators.
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