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Taking One Last Swing At Baseball's Big Time

Reid Gorecki achieved what every minor league ballplayer hopes to achieve: He played a few games in the big leagues. That was three years ago. Now he's struggling over whether it's time to say goodbye to the game.

Immigration Brings High Drama To The High Court

A majority of Supreme Court justices showed they will likely uphold at least part of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Narrowing in on the so-called "show me your papers" provisions, the justices appeared unconvinced that the state law unconstitutionally steps on the federal government's toes.

Immigration Debate Arrives At Supreme Court Amid A Multitude Of Voices

At one spot, songs and chants in English and Spanish called on the court to strike down the law. At another, supporters of State Bill 1070 unfurled flags of the United States, Arizona and the Tea Party. Here are a few of the people who traveled to the steps outside the court on Wednesday.

Obama, Romney Face Uphill Fights As General Election Starts For Real

President Obama's greatest challenge is the economy. Relatively high unemployment and other factors suggest the economic recovery is shaky. Mitt Romney's challenge is that a tough primary fight forced him to the the right and now he needs to moderate his positions in a way that doesn't hurt him with his base or others.

After Riots, Scandal Sparked Reform In LAPD

It's been 20 years since Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The city has seen a lot of changes since then, but the police department has undergone an outright transformation.

Teenagers' Latest Bad Idea: Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Teenagers are turning to hand sanitizer in search of a cheap legal buzz, poison control centers report. Doctors say it's dumb, and dangerous.

Gingrich's Unconventional White House Bid: A Retrospective

Newt Gingrich has experienced a long slide since March 6, when he won Georgia's Republican primary. It was his second and final victory of the campaign season, but Gingrich fought to stay in the race through a Southern strategy that never caught on.