The city is surprisingly diverse, with more than 90 languages spoken in its public schools. Local officials and residents are working to turn that diversity into an economic advantage — but creating a sense of community among such diverse groups is no small challenge.
After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
Turns out that a Renoir painting purchased for $7 in West Virginia wasn't just lost — it was stolen. Documents show it vanished from a Baltimore museum six decades ago. Its planned auction has been put on hold, and the FBI is investigating.
Now that Missouri Republican Todd Akin is not dropping out of the Senate race against incumbent Claire McCaskill, the GOP is rethinking how distant it wants to remain from him. Akin became toxic for remarks about "legitimate rape" — but the GOP Senate map nationwide is looking increasingly grim.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Netanyahu called for clear red lines on Iran. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out terrorist attacks by destroying settlements in the West Bank.
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