There have been tornadoes in Missouri and Arkansas. More severe storms are expected in parts of the southern Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Meanwhile, Minnesota and other places in the upper Midwest are bracing for another foot of snow. Where's spring?
The first lady gave a personal and emotional speech in her hometown, two months after attending the funeral of a Chicago teen who was shot and killed earlier this year. Michelle Obama is encouraging business leaders to donate millions of dollars for programs to help at-risk youth.
Cities are finding beneficial and lucrative ways to dispose of solid waste, while also helping farmers. But a lot of sewage still ends up in landfills or being processed at big, industrial incinerators.
More than three months after the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., the U.S. Senate is poised to bring a gun bill to the floor on Thursday. It's far weaker than what gun control advocates had hoped for, but nonetheless faces a Republican filibuster because gun rights groups say it goes too far.
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