Founded in 1906, Xerox is one of America's most venerable companies. But the corporate giant has struggled in the digital age. CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company, is working to transform a company known for photocopy machines into a services icon.
American athlete Allyson Felix is still weighing which events she'll focus on in London this summer. She already has two Olympic silver medals plus a relay gold. Now she wants an individual gold. To get it, she'll have to beat her arch-rival: Jamaica's Veronica Campbell Brown.
Nearly every sofa and armchair sold in the U.S. is treated with flame-retardant chemicals thanks to an obscure California law. Some experts say the chemicals do little to prevent fires; others worry that they might cause health problems. The industry has opposed attempts to change the law.
When Katy McCaffrey's stolen iPhone began beaming her photos from a cruise ship, she posted a batch of photos from the purloined iPhone on her Facebook page, in an album called "Stolen iPhone Adventures."
While many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them are often filled with gay singers and musicians. The fact that gays and lesbians often hold leadership position in the church is the worst kept secret in black America.
For years, the Tea Party has held individualism up as the great American value. But columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. says that Americans historically have prized communitarianism just as much. In Our Divided Political Heart, Dionne argues that America is at its best when it balances the two.
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