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Worst drought since 1956 hits US | GlobalPost

US is suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The United States is suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA reported on Monday that by the end of June about 55 percent …

Most Americans earn more than parents, but only a third rise in income class, study says – The Washington Post

The overwhelming majority of Americans still make more money than their parents, but upward mobility is elusive for many, particularly for African Americans and those without a college degree, according to a new study released Monday. While 84 percent of Americans earn more than their parents, about a third moved …

Venezuela Begins Debate On Future Without Chavez : NPR

In Venezuela, people are beginning to talk about what was once unthinkable: Just who could succeed the all-powerful President Hugo Chavez? He has been battling cancer, which for much of this year forced him to suspend his once-frequent TV appearances. On Monday, Chavez declared himself free of the cancer, though …