President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama got a grand welcome to
London Tuesday from Queen Elizabeth II, complete with a 41-gun salute at
Buckingham Palace and all the pomp and pageantry the British royalty
has to offer.
At 100, the New York Public Library's landmark Fifth Avenue building has
nurtured generations of scholars and boasts treasures like a Gutenberg
Bible and an early copy of the Declaration of Independence. But while its stacks house millions of physical books, the library's
push to embrace 21st century technology includes a new digital
publication available as an iPad app.
Michelle Obama made her first foray into the 2012 presidential campaign
Thursday, telling donors that her husband needs them to "work like you
have never worked before" so he can finish the job he started.
Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as Chicago's first new mayor in more
than two decades, a historic power shift for a city where the retiring
Richard M. Daley was the only leader a whole generation had ever known.
Driven by immigrants and young people moving to the South and West and
older Americans who stay put elsewhere, the age gap between regions in
the U.S. has grown to its widest level in decades, sharpening the
divides on hot-button issues such as immigration and changes to
President Barack Obama, visiting the U.S.-Mexico border for the first
time as president, is trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on
comprehensive immigration legislation — while showing vital Hispanic
voters that he is not the one standing in the way.