[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 21:08:07 10/30/08
Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, is not just a quaint tourist magnet. The Northeast Mississippi city is also, some residents say, a caldron of political divisions and racial unease, a circumstance only intensified by an increasingly heated presidential contest.
[LESS INFO] 26 VIEWS | ADDED 16:40:40 09/11/08
Michael Flocco lost his only son at the Pentagon on 9/11. Flocco, a construction worker, moved to Washington to help rebuild the Pentagon. Today, Michael is still trying to put his life back together.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 18:28:26 09/02/08
As Hurricane Gustav pounded the New Orleans area, patrons at Johnny White's on Bourbon Street did what they do every day: drink and talk about what's happening in the French Quarter. The bar hasn't closed in the past 18 years.
[LESS INFO] 26 VIEWS | ADDED 14:21:42 09/01/08
In a stark contrast to the response of Hurricane Katrina, officials in New Orleans have successfully evacuated nearly everyone in New Orleans before Hurricane Gustav strikes, although some residents of New Orleans have decided to stay put.
[LESS INFO] 19 VIEWS | ADDED 22:44:36 08/29/08
A new agreement called the Justice and Peace Law is beginning to disarm Colombia's notorious paramilitary groups. Members of the paramilitaries are volunteering information about their killings in exchange for a shorter jail sentence. The families of the 10,000 missing people in Colombia hope the arrangement will finally help them get information and recover their loved-ones remains.
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His mother is white and from Kansas. H father is from Africa; and his wife's name is Michelle. Will Jawando, a former staffer to Sen. Barack Obama, says that deciding whether he feels more black or white was a matter decided for him by his appearance and society.
[LESS INFO] 25 VIEWS | ADDED 15:16:48 08/07/08
Washington Post architecture critic Philip Kennicott reviews the Olympic Green and the new iconic buildings that flank it, the "Bird's Nest" stadium and the "Water Cube" aquatics center. Even before the games began, the new Olympic venues were iconic parts of Beijing's landscape, each with a clear message.