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- NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe
NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
- Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids
All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.
- As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere
Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.
- Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads
Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
- 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat
Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.
- 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release
The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.
- The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct
Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds
Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries â€” while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.
- Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors
The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.
- 151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor
Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.
- It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time
An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.
- Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law
The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.
- More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height
Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.
- Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford
Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.
- Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests
When we talk, we focus on the "content" words â€” the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.