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Don't worry, be happy (00:47) - The keys to happiness are simple -- grow up, get married, have children, go to church and try to forget about the wilder days of youth. Only 52 percent of Americans say they are "very happy" with their lives, according to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University survey of 1,007 adult residents of the United States. Forty-three percent said they are "fairly happy," 3 percent said they are "not too happy" and 2 percent are undecided.
Thursday 30 March
Immigrants and our future labor needs (00:58) - Pollster Sergio Bendixen was surveying legal immigrants this month about their attitudes on illegal immigration when he came across a man from India now working in Massachusetts as a demographer for a financial investment firm. The demographer said he found the debate polarizing Americans and Congress ironic.
Saturday 25 March
An honest politician (16:14) - When we look at the failures and moral corruption of modern politicians, the question that most often arises is "has there ever been an honest president beyond corruption?"Yes, according to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. His name was Abraham Lincoln....
Saturday 11 March
Tomcats retired from Naval duty (01:32) - There will be no more dogfights for the Tomcat. The last two squadrons of the sleek, Cold War fighter jet returned home from their final deployment Friday, two decades after the warplanes were glamorized in the 1986 Tom Cruise movie...
Thursday 23 February
A purple heart comes home (22:00) - The grimy blue case rested among other dusty knickknacks in a Southern California secondhand shop. At first glance, Gene Dobos thought it must contain a watch.
A thrift-shop browser and watch collector by hobby, Dobos looked closer and saw the words "PURPLE HEART" embossed in gold on the case's leatherette cover. Inside, on the stained yellow velvet lining, lay a worn, heart-shaped medal adorned with a purple ribbon. Etched on its reverse was the name "Frank N. Smith" and "For Military Merit."
Wednesday 22 February
Without a paper trail you ain't nobody (22:03) - "Papers, papers, you must show your papers."
"You have no papers? You're under arrest." The scene always seems to take place in some country that features busy bazaars with lots of unshaven guys trying to make deals and the police using high-pitched whistles to signal that someone is trying to get away. I think Humphrey Bogart might have been in the scene at least once.
Friday 17 February
Say what? (05:19) - Scrunchies and shaved heads are hereby verboten for women. Cornrows and synthetic hair extensions are allowed. But don't even think of carrying your cell phone in your right hand. Those are some of the new orders from Air Force brass to govern the appearance of their troops while in uniform.