School bus driver Jamille Aine, shown here in 2008, worked for an employer in Connecticut that didn't offer paid sick days; a prolonged illness could have imperiled his ability to pay bills. A bill the state's governor has promised to sign would give workers in companies with 50 or more employees a week of paid sick time.
Cities like Charlotte, N.C., are moving to improve roadways for pedestrians and cyclists. Above, a street project on Rozzelles Ferry Road, which now has bike lanes and extended sidewalks. Below, an aerial photo of the intersection before work began.
National Complete Streets Coalition
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari speaks at a meeting with President Obama in January 2010 in the Oval Office of the White House. The United States' tense relationship with Pakistan is likely to endure more strain after Osama bin Laden was killed in a compound in Pakistan.
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