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October 26, 2011

Agency orders community health centers to hire 8,000 veterans by 2015.

The way a person is told of the death of a loved one can play an important part in the mourning process.

October 25, 2011

Greenwich Village and Queens subway stations have had their trash bins removed for the past two weeks. This counterintuitive plan was initiated 3 months ago by officials due to an "epidemic of unsightliness and malodor," writes Michael Grynbaum.
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Early results suggest the devices could work for employees who do not require full computing capability.

A new group called VETransfer is helping veterans start their own businesses by connecting entrepreneurs to financing. Many of them hope to later hire other veterans if things go well. "They volunteered to fight for what we have here and them coming back unemployed isn't fair," one vet says.

At Coral Way, the children of political refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s were not only expected to learn English, but also expected to remain fluent in Spanish and hold on to their culture. Today's students can read, speak and write in both languages.

PEACHTREE, GA - The City of Peachtree City is conducting a one-year pilot program where it will lease a small number of vehicles.

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THE five kinds of heirloom tomatoes on Joanna Lehrmans and Roxanne Adairs farm look delicious. Their tiny two-acre (0.8 hectare) farm also has a buzzing beehive and a hoop house, which protects produce in the winter. It is just a short walk from downtown Flint, a gritty struggling Michigan city. Until about a year ago the land was 16 abandoned residential lots along Beach Street, filled with rubbish, broken pieces of concrete and burnt trees. According to Doug Weiland, who runs the Genesee County Land Bank, a third of all Flints parcels are abandoned. Even seemingly stable neighbourhoods have ...

In Munster, Ind., a school system turned to laptops and interactive computer programs in a million-dollar digital makeover that included a rental laptop for every student.

Financial literacy becoming part of school curriculum

As budget cuts threaten to close state parks, non-profit groups and communities are stepping in and taking over.

October 19, 2011

MUNSTER, Ind. — Laura Norman used to ask her seventh-grade scientists to take out their textbooks and flip to Page Such-and-Such. Now, she tells them to take out their laptops.

Ever see someone parked illegally and wanted to do something about it? Your chance might be coming.

October 18, 2011

In some crime-ridden cities, police turn to unconventional methods to shut down drug markets, cut gun violence and prevent drunken driving.

Chat-downs are just the latest "first" for Boston's airport since 9/11. Airport officials swore another such day would never happen.

Quincy, Massachusetts is planning to clear out 50 acres of its city center and build $1.3 billion in retail shops, offices, parking garages and more, plus $300m in new infrastructure. A new financial model is making it possible.
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October 12, 2011

University of Maryland researchers get contract to develop a framework for developing and testing intelligent control systems.

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Hundreds of law enforcement agencies are trying out body-mounted video cameras, but their effect is uncertain.

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