Wal-Mart is embarking on a major initiative to hire some veterans. They must apply within 12 months of leaving active duty and have an honorable discharge. The company projects it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.
New York is the first state to pass new gun control laws since the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., just over a month ago. Supporters hailed the regulations as the toughest in the nation. But the speed with which the law came together left gun rights advocates livid.
Audie Cornish talks to humorist Dave Barry about Florida's so-called "Python Challenge." It was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The "challenge" is a month-long contest with the mission of raising public awareness about Burmese pythons.
Criticism is raining down on prosecutors in Massachusetts after the suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz. His family says Swartz, who was facing trial on wire and computer fraud charges, was the victim of Justice Department overreach. But legal experts say the case is more complicated than that.
George Prescott Bush, 36, has announced he is running for office in Texas. The grandson of the first President Bush, nephew of the second, and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has already raised nearly $1.4 million. Now he just has to decide what job he's campaigning for.
If you didn't know any better, you might think that even if new gun control proposals from President Obama become stalled in Washington's gridlock, the states will rush in to fill the void. A few states might, but don't expect a national trend.
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