Groups gearing up for 2010 census While the 2008 election is nearly over, but for the Senate recount, some people are already gearing up for another big civic activity -- the 2010 U.S. Census.4:50 p.m.
Franken campaign still concerned about 'missing' ballots Al Franken's attorney said today he's concerned about ballots that he says are missing in the Senate recount. The Franken campaign says it's investigating why, in some areas, more ballots were counted on Election Day than were found during the recount.5:20 p.m.
Mexico's 1968 Massacre: What Really Happened?
In 1968, students in Mexico City challenged the country's government. On Oct. 2, troops opened fire on a crowd of student demonstrators. Forty years later, the exact death toll remains a mystery. But official documents suggest that military snipers may have triggered the massacre.
For Online Daters, Coaches Help Craft The Message
Dozens of consultants have sprung up in recent years to offer coaching services for online dating. One suggests writing a profile as close to the truth as possible — and focusing on the short-term: getting that first date.
A Salute To James' Dense, Intense 'Ambassadors'
Ann Patchett first read The Ambassadors — that notoriously opaque Henry James novel — at the suggestion of a good friend. Little did she know she was about to discover "the literary equivalent of a religious text."
Obama Unveils National Security Team
President-elect Barack Obama has unveiled his national security team. Among the main appointments: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is staying on at the Pentagon, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be secretary of state and Eric Holder will be the attorney general.
U.N. Envoy Nominee Rice Known As Smart, Tough
Susan Rice, who was a key adviser to Barack Obama during his campaign, is a Rhodes Scholar and former Clinton official who has focused on foreign policy during her career. She also has sharply criticized President Bush's handling of the situation in Darfur.
NPR Baghdad Reporter: Violence Up In Iraq
NPR's Ivan Watson, who had a close call Sunday when his car was targeted by a bomb, says there has been an increase in violence in the Iraqi capital. He says in November alone, there were 108 bombings in the city with a civilian death toll of 148.
Online Dating Coaches Offer Advice At A Price
Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, talks about the increasingly complicated world of online dating, including the proliferation of niche dating sites and of "coaches" who will help you create an appealing online profile.
Group: Recession Began In Dec. 2007
The National Bureau of Economic Research says the United States has officially been in a recession since December 2007. A recession is sometimes defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth, but the private group uses a more precise measure.
Online Shopping Adapts To New Times
Online retail has come a long way in the past decade. Web sites offer virtual try-on rooms, and soon sites will be able to morph to adapt to an individual user. What's more: There are sites that will find the lowest price for a particular item — even a rebate.
Thai Loyalists Show Strength As Tourism Falls
Tensions are rising between pro-government and anti-government groups in Thailand as the country's major airports remain closed, leaving tourists and travelers stranded. Police have been authorized to disperse the anti-government protesters, but so far they haven't.