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National News

October 19, 2012

Top 10 stories of the week

CLINTON — Each Friday we provide our readers with a look back at the most-read stories from the past week.

Ranked from most-read to least, we can determine which stories you found most interesting, valuable and worth reading.

Sometimes the most-read stories are surprising, while other times they are expected.

We know your time is valuable and filled with important activies, so there may be stories you miss throughout the week.

We hope this feature allows you to catch the big, community-relevant news from the past week.

As always, our goal is to keep you informed, whether that's on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

 

 

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  • College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

    Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy has shifted to bestow greater and greater rewards on the well-educated. By 1990, that number was about 57 percent. By 2011: 73 percent.

    July 12, 2014

  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans’ health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up delays at Veterans A

    July 12, 2014

  • House chairman: $3.7B request for U.S.-Mexico border immigration crisis 'too much' WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding

    July 12, 2014

  • Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

    Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

    July 11, 2014

  • A federal court is about to answer the question: Whom do you actually work for?

    One of the most fundamental obstacles the American labor movement faces could get torn down in the coming days -- and it's terrifying management, in industries from fast-food to manufacturing.

    July 11, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

     

    July 11, 2014

  • Industry seeks right to farm JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.Some powerfu

    July 11, 2014

  • House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.The office of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, released a draft

    July 11, 2014

  • Mississippi River Flooding-3 [Duplicate] Towns hopeful worst of flood is over ST. LOUIS — Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic Thursday that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage.Water levels were dropping in several places, including Clarksville, where a fur

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans

    House and Senate committees took steps Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke.

    July 10, 2014

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