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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.

U.S. Ambassador Sworn In On E-Reader

Ambassador Suzi LeVine became the U.S. representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. She took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.

Albuquerque's Weather? Cloudy With A Chance of Grasshoppers

The insects are swarming the city so densely that local radar is mistaking them for rain clouds. Officials say it's the worst infestation in 20 years.

Texas Air Base Houses Minors Crossing Solo Into U.S.

The government expects as many as 60,000 child immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. alone this year — a tenfold jump in just three years.

Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone-wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.

Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

Research: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms With Female Names

A new analysis suggests unconscious sexism causes people to take hurricanes with female names less seriously than hurricanes with male names.

GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.