A marathon series of public hearings over school closings in Chicago is over and the city is a step closer to conducting what could be the nation's largest shutdown of schools. Fifty-three elementary and one public high school are on the chopping block. Parents, educators and others say they're not ready to give up the fight.
Members of Congress have found themselves in another awkward situation when it comes to the federal health law. They wrote the law to require that members and staffs participate in the new health exchanges starting in 2014. But a glitch could stick them with huge out-of-pocket costs.
Ever since her vote against legislation to mandate background checks for all gun sales, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte has seen her poll numbers slip. This week, the Republican met protesters as she made her way around the state.
Kodak expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year with a new focus which will see the company operating in a more competitive market. Company officials say the business is set for a profitable and sustainable future.
For decades, Alexis Martinez, born Arthur, had to mask her transgender identity by "being as macho as I could be." But in a visit to StoryCorps, she tells her daughter how, with her family's acceptance, she's finally been able to live as a woman full-time.
The blaze is burning in the rugged foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains about 50 miles west of Los Angeles, and less than a dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean. It's forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
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