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Oct. 5, 2007

Entire Report Introduction A 100-car coal train travels through Wyoming in 2006. Coal generates half of the U.S. electrical supply, but environmentalists argue that burning coal contributes to acid rain and climate change. Supporters contend technology can eventually eliminate most pollution from co...


CQ Researcher
Oct. 12, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Batman action figures and millions of other defective toys, mostly from China, have been recalled in recent months, along with contaminated pet food, hamburger and other products.  (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla) Batman action figures and millions of other defective toys,...


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Sep. 28, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Vehicles are scattered on the I-35 West bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul after it collapsed into the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, sending dozens of cars into the river and killing 13 persons.  (AP Photo/The Minnesota Daily/Stacy Bengs) Vehicles are scattered o...


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Sep. 21, 2007

Entire Report Introduction A 10-story-high flag hangs on Memorial Day at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., founded by Dr. Robert H. Schuller.  (AP Photo/Bob Riha Jr.) A 10-story-high flag hangs on Memorial Day at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., founded by Dr. Robert H. Sc...


CQ Researcher
Sep. 7, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Many minimum-wage fast-food workers are among the more than 15 million Americans living in severe poverty, with incomes of half or less of the official poverty threshold.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Many minimum-wage fast-food workers are among the more than 15 million Americ...


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Sep. 14, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Deborah Stallworth successfully challenged a race-based school integration plan in Louisville that barred her son, Austin, 15, from attending his neighborhood school and sought to bus him across town.  (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon) Deborah Stallworth successfully challenged a...


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Oct. 19, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Tandem biking helps keep David and Christina Filkins in shape at their retirement home in Longboat Key, Fla. David, 61, a former software engineer, now indulges his passion for windsurfing; his wife is into beading.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Tandem biking helps keep David...


CQ Researcher
Oct. 26, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Kenyan AIDS sufferer Elisabeth Mweru, 28, is recovering from severe tuberculosis. TB kills more than 2 million people a year, largely in developing countries. One-third of the 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS are infected with TB.  (Getty Images/Brent Stirton) Kenyan...


CQ Researcher
Dec. 7, 2007

Entire Report Introduction A parishioner displays flags from Central and South America during services at Iglesia Palabra de Vida, an evangelical church in Mesa, Ariz. Growing numbers of immigrant Christians are bringing new worship styles and social concerns — including immigration — into the U.S....


CQ Researcher
Dec. 14, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Four million old cell phones are recycled yearly at ReCellular, in Dexter, Mich. Used TVs, computers, cell phones and other e-waste contain many toxic materials and are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. municipal solid-waste stream.  (Getty Images/Andrew Sacks) Four...


CQ Researcher
Nov. 30, 2007

Entire Report Introduction The polar bear may vanish as global warming melts Arctic ice. India's tigers and Africa's gorillas are also at severe risk, and thousands of other valuable animals, plants and insects are disappearing as tropical rain forests around the world are cut down. Twelve percent o...


CQ Researcher
Nov. 16, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York in September. He denies U.S. claims that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and aiding insurgents in the Iraq War.  (AFP/Getty Images/Timothy A. Clary) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...


CQ Researcher
Nov. 2, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Valerie Hayes lost her home in Boston to foreclosure, a fate thousands of American homeowners will suffer because they were unable to make the payments on high-interest subprime mortgages.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Valerie Hayes lost her home in Boston to foreclosure, a fat...


CQ Researcher
Nov. 9, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Michael B. Nifong resigned as district attorney in Durham, N.C., amid allegations of prosecutorial misconduct during the 2006 rape case involving three Duke University lacrosse players. He was also disbarred and jailed for one day and now faces a civil lawsuit filed by the...


CQ Researcher
Aug. 31, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Former Cpl. Bobby Isaacs, 26, of Roxboro, N.C., lost both legs after a roadside bomb destroyed his Humvee in Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/James Nachtwey VII) Former Cpl. Bobby Isaacs, 26, of Roxboro, N.C., lost both legs after a roadside bomb destroyed his Humvee in Mosul, Iraq....


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Aug. 24, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Photo of Bryce Smith, a youngster from Santee, Calif., who almost died after contracting what doctors belatedly identified as the MRSA superbug. (Infectious Disease Society of America) Bryce Smith, a youngster from Santee, Calif., almost died after contracting what doctors...


CQ Researcher
May 18, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Small farmers like Dennis Alfredo Cruz, a coffee grower from Honduras, receive guaranteed minimum prices for their crops when they deal with fair trade-certified groups.  (AFP/Getty Images/Mike Clarke) Small farmers like Dennis Alfredo Cruz, a coffee grower from Honduras,...


CQ Researcher
May 25, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Virginia Tech graduate Nathan Hernandez comforts Randa Samaha a day after the April 16 massacre of 32 students and teachers at the Blacksburg school. Samaha's sister Reema was among the victims.  (AFP/Getty Images/Mannie Garcia) Virginia Tech graduate Nathan Hernandez comf...


CQ Researcher
May 11, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Gov. Rick Perry introduces 31-year-old Heather Burcham to Texas lawmakers on Feb. 19, 2007. Suffering from terminal cervical cancer, Burcham testified in favor of a mandatory HPV immunization program Perry proposed for girls in Texas.  (AP Photo/LM Otero) Gov. Rick Perry i...


CQ Researcher
May 4, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Sponsors say the Real ID Act will help states block the sale of fraudulent identification cards like these, confiscated from the store in Paterson, N.J., that sold fake IDs to two of the 9/11 hijackers.  (AP Photo/Mike Derer) Sponsors say the Real ID Act will help states b...


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Apr. 20, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton offer the possibility that an African-American or a woman could be at the top of a major party's presidential ticket for the first time.  (AFP/Getty Images/Tim Sloan) Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham...


CQ Researcher
Apr. 27, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Stephan Howell, 18, dropped out of his Indianapolis high school after several suspensions for fighting. Approximately half of all African-American high-school students fail to graduate.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Stephan Howell, 18, dropped out of his Indianapolis high sch...


CQ Researcher
Jun. 1, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Radio shock jock Don Imus was fired after making a racially offensive remark about the Rutgers University women's basketball team, setting off a nationwide discussion of what is appropriate language on the public airwaves. Radio shock jock Don Imus was fired after making a...


CQ Researcher
Jun. 8, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., salutes her colleagues in the 110th Congress after being sworn in on Jan. 4, 2007, as the nation's first female House Speaker.  (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., salutes her colleagues in the 110th Congress after bein...


CQ Researcher
Jul. 27, 2007

Entire Report Introduction The new face of farming: Butch Medlin of New Haven, Ill., is all smiles after switching from raising hogs to striped bass. “Both are an awful lot of work, The new face of farming: Butch Medlin of New Haven, Ill., is all smiles after switching from raising hogs to striped b...


CQ Researcher
Aug. 3, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Dave Matthews, with violinist Boyd Tinsley, announces his band is joining ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's and SaveOurEnvironment.org in urging Americans to fight global warming by reducing their carbon dioxide emissions.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Dave Matthews, with vi...


CQ Researcher
Jul. 20, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro, now 80, is no longer seen in his trademark military fatigues. He transferred authority to his brother Raúl after undergoing surgery last year.  (HO/AFP/Getty Images) Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro, now 80, is no longer seen in his tr...


CQ Researcher
Jul. 13, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Six-year-old Aisha Jones does her homework in Bolingbrook, Ill. A growing number of parents oppose the trend toward homework for young children.  (AP Photo/Stacie Freudenberg) Six-year-old Aisha Jones does her homework in Bolingbrook, Ill. A growing number of parents oppos...


CQ Researcher
Jun. 15, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Rapper 50 Cent refuses to compromise Rapper 50 Cent refuses to "compromise myself" and tone down his "gangsta" lyrics in response to critics, playing up his bullet scars from a drug-dealing past. (Getty Images/Scott Gries) Since exploding from the streets of New York in th...


CQ Researcher
Jun. 22, 2007

Entire Report Introduction Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faces calls to resign from Democrats and several Republicans because of his acknowledged misstatements about the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys.  (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla) Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faces calls to resign fr...

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