The Government's Swine Flu Plan: Does it Measure Up?

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Government's Swine Flu Plan: Does it Measure Up?

Yesterday, the president held a press conference to update the nation about the government's preparedness for an impending outbreak of H1N1, or "swine flu." The briefing was lackluste...


Why Are We Afraid to Call in Sick?

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Fact Checking the Health Care Debate

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Muhammad Ali: Fightin' Irish?

A lot is known about Muhammed Ali: he's a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion; he was born Cassius Clay and changed his name when he converted to Islam; he was the self-procl...

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Flight 93 Memorial to Break Ground this Fall

On September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 93 was brought down by passengers in Southwestern Pennsylvania after the plane was hijacked. The federal government announced this week...

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Obama to Press Forward with Health Care Reform

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Report Shows Surge in Wage and Workplace Violations

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Senator Russ Feingold on Afghanistan

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the situation in Afghanistan is "deteriorating" ... and signs of this decline have been showing up more and mor...

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Arms are for Hugging ... Except in Iran

The five permanent members of the United Nation's Security Council — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and China — are meeting in Frankfurt today, along with Germany. On the agenda: ...


From High Waters to High Cuisine: The Resurgence of New Orleans Restaurants

When Hurricane Katrina roared through Lousiana, the flood waters rose in New Orleans, costing lives and livelihoods. Lost in the devastation were some of the city's biggest tourist at...

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Worker Productivity Up, but Worker Morale?

New economic indicators are out this morning. Worker productivity grew at the fastest pace in almost six years—up 6.6%. Labor costs showed the biggest drop since 2000. New York Times ...


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