Sharon Phillips, William Wright and Tim Paliwoda fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. Some economists predict that private employers will be slow to hire more full-time workers because productivity increased a lot in the past year.
A magnified view of a colony of embryonic stem cells from the H9 stem cell line, one of the few lines approved for federally funded research under the Bush administration. These cells are now off-limits under a new policy set up by President Obama.
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Researchers were able to correctly match bacterial DNA on keyboards and computer mice with their individual users. This bacterial "fingerprint" could become a new forensic tool, though it's not yet ready for the courtroom.
President Obama speaks during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in 2009. The organization helped get Obama elected. But can it turn out voters for Democrats in November?
Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Catholic church in Ireland, said Monday he would not resign despite admitting he helped the church collect evidence against a child-molesting priest — and never told police about the crimes. Brady is seen here at a press conference following meetings with Ireland's bishops and Pope Benedict XVI last month at the Vatican.
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