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  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice.
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...

    Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future

     Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future
    Look into the face of Central Florida's future. His hair is as black and shiny as a polished shoe. He has chocolate-brown eyes. He is 2 days old, his name is Jayson Mendez, and he's the second child of his Hispanic mother. He joins a generation that will...

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil
    The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades. The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...