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Obama's Report Card
A look at how President Obama is doing so far, and the tough challenges that lie ahead
China's Next Generation
More than 115 million Chinese teens are coming of age as China begins to challenge America's global leadership.
DNA on File
Does collecting DNA from people who are still legally innocent violate the Fourth Amendment?
This fall, the Supreme Court will consider a broad range of constitutional issues that could have a major impact on American life.
Could You Earn Citizenship?
There's a new civics test for becoming a U.S. citizen. See if you can make the grade.
America & the Draft
For 200 years, the U.S. has gone back and forth between a volunteer military and a draft.
Back to the Tap?
The environmental impact of plastic water bottles is prompting a return to tap water.
NEWS & TRENDS
The perils of Wikipedia, junk-food justice, online brain surgery, and more
Should assault weapons be banned?
NEW THIS YEAR
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.
Justin Nickels, 22, on life as one of America's youngest mayors
Some lighter looks at what's in the news