Tyler Sullivan will return to class Monday with a note explaining why he skipped school on Friday. The fifth-grader had gone with his dad to a Honeywell plant outside Minneapolis, where President Obama was speaking. When the president shook Tyler's hand, he offered to write an excuse note for him.
June, July and August are the bread and butter of tourist season for Branson, Mo. So the tourism industry is doing all it can to let the public know there's still plenty to do in the city even though a February tornado caused heavy damage in certain areas of the strip.
The Boston Celtics defeated Miami Heat Sunday night in overtime, 93-91. The Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs are tied at 2-2. In the Western Conference final series, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are also tied 2-2.
Former President Clinton and President Obama had a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history. Now, for better or worse, Clinton is Obama's highest-profile advocate.
David Greene checks in again with Reid Gorecki, who is playing baseball this summer with the Long Island Ducks. Reid is one of two minor league players Morning Edition is tracking this season as they try to make a big league roster.
Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. New federal guidelines, though, could now push them to approve those "short sales" faster. But skeptics worry the new rules won't make a big difference.
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