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  1. Specks returned from space may be alien visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 14 | Detroit Free Press

    There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system.


  2. States with higher minimum wage gain more jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    The 13 states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring trends.


  3. Robert B. Reich: The 3 biggest right-wing lies about povertyRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Most Republicans, unlike Democrats and independents, believe poor people are poor mainly because of a lack of effort.


  4. Robert B. Reich: The 4 biggest right-wing lies about income inequalityRead the original story

    May 21, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Protesters demonstrate at the U.S. Capitol addressing income inequality, minimum wage and ending tax breaks for wealthy corporations last month in Washington.


  5. Robert B. Reich: The perils of America's hard-charging capitalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    This charging bull statue at Wall Street is a well-known symbol of unbridled capitalism.


  6. 5 reasons CEOs got a huge raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Pay for globe-trotting CEOs has soared to new heights, even as most workers remain grounded by paychecks that are barely budging.


  7. Ann Arbor ranks among's top 10 best-read citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Rounding out the top 10 were mostly college towns: Ann Arbor, Berkeley, California; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Cincinnati; and Columbia, South Carolina.


  8. Ann Arbor ranks among's top 10 best-read citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    For the third straight year, Alexandria, Virginia, has topped's list of the best-read cities.


  9. Graduation speakers facing tough 'disinvitation season'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education calls it "disinvitation season" - the annual spring standoff between college commencement speakers and the graduating seniors who will be in the audience.


  10. Robert B. Reich: A proposal to keep CEO pay in checkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs in America were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid.


  11. Cool Spaces: House flipping is an art form, and entertainers are back in new reality TV seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    In an era of rising home prices, making money flipping a house seems like a slam-dunk.


  12. Scientists: Mind reading might not be far offRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    At Yale University, researchers recently used a brain scanner to identify which face someone was looking at -- just from their brain activity.


  13. John Kass: Researchers diagnose conservatism, but is there a cure for people like me?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is known for his fiery brand of conservatism.


  14. In which states is cheating on your spouse illegal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Adultery isn't just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.


  15. Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected -- a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.


  16. Scientists create first 'designer chromosome'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Researchers have chopped, spliced and manipulated DNA to craft the first extensively modified "designer chromosome," a genetic structure carefully engineered to spur scientific discovery.


  17. Robert B. Reich: Debunking the myth that 'you're paid what you're worth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Dan Harder, left, holds up a sign demanding $25 per hour during a march Saturday, March, 15, 2014 in Seattle to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.


  18. Robert B. Reich: The real job killers are lousy jobs and lousy wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union last July in New York's Union Square.


  19. Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Sofia Jarvis, 4, of Berkeley, Calif., was struck by a polio-like illness when she was 2. It left her with a paralyzed arm.


  20. Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    Rosa Parks' mementos, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, have sat in a New York City warehouse for years because of a battle over her estate.


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