Latest school test scores show improvements More than half of all high school juniors in Minnesota met the state's new requirements on a math graduation test that had many worried about whether they'd graduate.5:20 p.m.
At Buchenwald, Obama Blasts Holocaust Deniers
President Obama was in Germany Friday where he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel, before visiting the site of Buchenwald, the Nazi concentration camp. Later, Obama met with injured American soldiers evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan at a U.S. military hospital in western Germany.
Week in Politics: Obama Speech To Muslim World
This week, President Obama made his much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world. Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
British PM Fights For Political Survival
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is reshuffling his Cabinet after the shock resignation of another minister. Many ministers are standing beside Brown despite pressure on him to resign. Some are saying this could be the end for the prime minister, but others think it's more likely he carries on.
Graduating Seniors Hope In Recession-Hit Town
Elkhart, Ind., has become a poster child for high unemployment. Once the Recreational Vehicle capital of the world, the town's unemployment rate is now almost 18 percent. Graduating seniors at Elkhart's Central High School share their hopes, dreams and fears for the future.
Letters: 'Hamlet' Skull
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel take note of a listener's letter about Thursday's story that detailed actor Jude Law's use of a real skull as Yorick in the production of Hamlet.
Fixing Social Security: A Solvable Problem
Forecasters say in about seven years, Social Security will start paying out more in benefits to retirees than it's collecting in taxes from workers. President Obama has said the problem is straightforward — and his preferred solution is to extend Social Security taxes to higher incomes.
Planning For Retirement In Your 20s
Two women in their 20s, both recently out of graduate school and beginning their working lives, share their plans for retirement. Susan Jacobs, 27, is about to start work at a consulting firm; Megan Halferty, 24, works a temp job at a law firm and is seeking work as a therapist.
U.S. Outlines New Drug-War Strategy
The Obama administration unveiled its National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M. Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and drug czar Gil Kerlikowske were on hand to introduce the new policies, designed to coordinate federal, state and local efforts to police the border with Mexico.
Author Salinger Sues Copycat Work
Author J.D. Salinger has mounted legal efforts to keep a Swedish author's book, seemingly based on Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye, from being published. Salinger, 90, is notoriously aloof and his appearance in court papers is remarkable. Hillel Italie of The Associated Press offers his insight.
Neil Young Sets New Anthology Gold Standard
Being a Neil Young fan isn't always easy. There have been lean years, puzzling political stances and quite a few less-than-satisfying concept albums. But most fans are determined to stick it out. In many ways, the gargantuan Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 is payback.