When Hurricane Sandy swept through New Jersey last year, it destroyed homes and businesses. It also obliterated boardwalks — the center of social and economic life in the towns. In the months since, towns have rushed to rebuild their boardwalks, but not everyone thinks the money is well spent.
Indiana's governor has approved $100 million in bonds to help repair the private stadium, arguing its economic benefit to the region is worth the cost. But even some race fans aren't sure that should be a top priority.
Now in their 70s, those who lost their dads in the war may not have clear memories of their own fathers. They've made do with voice recordings, letters and long-hidden photos, and found their own ways to honor their fathers' sacrifices.
Income and wealth inequality is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. And although the economy has improved in the last few years, the unemployment rate for black Americans is about double that for whites.
As the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, outrage has been building on Capitol Hill and beyond over the military's failure to repair a system that has placed service members in more danger of sexual assault than of battlefield injury.
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