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Cantor's Rebranding Effort Tested By House Republicans

The House majority leader has pushed an agenda aimed at creating "health, happiness and prosperity" for American families. But so far Rep. Eric Cantor has had a mixed record in getting his fellow Republicans to go along with the effort.

With Gorgeous Dorms But Little Cash, Colleges Must Adapt

Jeffrey Selingo, an editor with The Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that American colleges have lost their way. In College (Un)bound, he describes the challenges facing American higher education and takes a close look at what college students are getting in return for their tuition.

'Wounded Warrior' Mark Sanford Completes Political Comeback

The former South Carolina governor whose political career seemed to end in ignominy in 2010 defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, 54 percent to 45 percent. The Republican's career had unraveled following a highly publicized extramarital affair in 2009.

Former Gov. Mark Sanford Wins South Carolina House Seat

Republican Sanford, who as governor was dogged by scandal, defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of satirist Stephen Colbert.

Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops

The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.

Are We Laughing With Charles Ramsey?

Our reaction to overnight Web celebrities like Charles Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown and Ted Williams deserves a longer look.

Both Sides Hopeful In Last Hours Of Sanford, Colbert Busch Race

Both the South Carolina Republican and Democratic parties found cause for optimism in voter turnout Tuesday in the special election for Congress between Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Matt Groening's Mother, Inspiration For Marge Simpson, Dies

Margaret Groening was born a Wiggum, a name familiar to fans of The Simpsons. She died in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.

Rate Of U.S. Gun Violence Has Fallen Since 1993, Study Says

The United States has seen a drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns in the past 20 years, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Using government data, analysts saw a steep drop for gun violence in the 1990s, with more modest drops in the rate of crimes committed with a handgun since 2000.