The Midwest is home to the largest collection of grottoes, or man-made caves, in the world. And the mother of them all — encrusted in $6 million worth of semiprecious stones — is in West Bend, Iowa, the life's work of a priest after he survived pneumonia. It turns 100 this weekend.
The landmark Title IX changed the face of women's sports, becoming the most recognizable part of the federal legislation signed into law on June 23, 1972. But its guarantee of equal access in student athletics has not always played out, and the law has its critics.
If the president looked confident of his audience's support Friday, he had every right to be. Polls showed him enjoying a large lead over Mitt Romney even before Obama's action to stop deportations of some young illegal immigrants.
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