St. Olaf students get up-close look in New Hampshire Students in a St. Olaf College political science class have been in the thick of the presidential campaign in New Hampshire. For the past couple of weeks, they've been in that state volunteering for presidential candidates.7:50 a.m.
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MOSE Project Aims to Part Venice Floods
Over the last century, the 1,300-year-old island-city of Venice has been subject to a growing number of high-water tides, due to climate change. The city's graceful buildings are threatened. Now an ambitious project to block the tides is under way.
A Year Later, Surge's Impact Seen in Some Areas
One year ago this week, President Bush outlined a new strategy for Iraq, including increasing the number of U.S. troops and the amount of American economic aid. Since then, some of what Bush envisioned has been accomplished, and some remains to be done.
Republicans Spar Before New Hampshire Primary
Five Republican presidential candidates square off for their final debate before New Hampshire voters go to the polls Jan. 8. At the Fox News forum, they spar on taxes, spending and the buzzword of this year's campaign: change.
Democrats Raise Rhetoric for New Hampshire
Democratic presidential candidates campaign in New Hampshire in hopes of winning the nation's first primary. Hillary Clinton is in another tight race against Barack Obama but pledges to stay in the race. Obama is accused of creating a sense of false hope because of lack of experience.
Clemens Asserts Doping Charges Are False
Baseball star Roger Clemens tells CBS's 60 Minutes that allegations he used steroids are "totally false." It was his latest attempt to salvage his reputation after the release last month of the Mitchell Report on doping in baseball.
Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection
The Supreme Court hears arguments in a lethal injection case from Kentucky. Two death-row inmates say that the way lethal injection is practiced by the state amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. This is the first time in more than a century that the court examines a method of execution.
Supreme Court to Scrutinize Indiana Voter ID Law
The Supreme Court is poised to hear Indiana's Voter ID Law, requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID. Critics claim that having to show an ID to vote makes it difficult for the poor, elderly and minority voters who, for the most part, vote Democrat.
McDonald's Plans Coffee Bars
McDonald's plans to set up coffee bars in its 14,000 locations. The Wall Street Journal reports details of the plan, which involves hiring "baristas" and selling espresso drinks like lattes — or McLatte's — perhaps at a lower price than Starbucks.
Laptop Project for Developing Countries Hits Snag
An ambitious project to create a cheap laptop for the developing world is running into problems. Intel, one of the major sponsors of the "One Laptop Per Child" project, is pulling out. The project and the company could not agree on how a rival product from Intel would be marketed.
Big Gadgets Mark Consumer Electronics Show
The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas with some 140,000 people in attendance. They will be able to get a glimpse of the world's biggest TV screen, the smallest computer and solar batteries. And they will review a lot of things that connect to each other without wires.