Aircraft mechanic Jere Herr of Indianapolis prepares to go to work while seated in his recreational vehicle, parked in a lot at the Los Angeles International Airport. He lives by the airport to save money for the future. One-third of Americans will have to rely on Social Security benefits — not pensions — in their retirement years.
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Gamblers play their cards in a poker game on Jan. 30 at the opening of the Oracle casino in a gambling zone in southern Russia, about 600 miles south of Moscow. Half a year after Russia closed all of its casinos and slot-machine halls, the first new casino opened under a plan to limit legalized gambling to four comparatively remote areas.
Alongside health care professionals at the White House, President Obama makes a final attempt Wednesday to push forward health care legislation, calling for an "up or down vote" within weeks.
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"A lot of times when parents are in this industry, they really don't get to see their children," says Charlie Scott III (left). "In the morning, you know, Dad's gonna be there. Like death and taxes."