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The economy added a higher-than-expected 288,000 jobs last month. Photo by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg via Getty Images. If ever America were to get a present for its 238th birthday, June’s jobs report might qualify. The economy added 288,000 jobs, and the...
When the British burned down the Capitol — and much of the city of Washington — during the War of 1812, one of the casualties was the burgeoning Library of Congress, then 3,000 volumes large after being established in 1800. Thomas...
WASHINGTON — Former Blackwater security guard Matthew Murphy and now-indicted ex-colleague Paul Slough were friends, having survived the war in Iraq together, creating a bond that under different circumstances might have lasted a lifetime. But from...
North Korea’s national airline Air Koryo will reopen some of its domestic flights in an attempt to lure more western tourists to the country. Photo by Flickr user Laika ac In a bid to boost international tourism, the isolated country of North...
Video still by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.” Corporations are people? Mitt Romney got mocked...
The American economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the financial crisis began. Despite weak economic growth during the first quarter...