Bethany Christian Services via AP, Kristi Gleason
As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains
For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time.
Susan Walsh, Associated Press
Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress
Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend.