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  • Atlanta schools cheating case judge keeps word on sentences

    True to his word, a judge showed mercy to former Atlanta public school educators who accepted responsibility for their role in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests. Those who refused to admit guilt and agree to other...
  • Kansas City faces clash with state of Missouri over proposal to raise minimum wage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Campaigns to raise the minimum wage are sweeping the country, and Kansas City has just joined in with a proposal to gradually boost minimum pay in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. City officials say they are sympathetic to a crusade here...
  • Michelle Obama biography embodies highly specific version of the American Dream

    If the Barack Obama story is about carving out an identity from a multicultural, biracial upbringing with an absent father, then the Michelle LaVaughn Robinson story is about how to be black and successful in America, as well as how to be successful and...
  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more

    L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more
    It's a good week for world premieres with Rajiv Joseph’s fantastical new drama "Mr. Wolf," a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and the tune-filled satire "Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S." All About Murder Interactive...
  • University Greek houses often segregated

    University Greek houses often segregated
    If 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour in America, as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed about churches, then the next most segregated might be 11 p.m. Saturday on college campuses when the Greeks start partying. Fraternity and...
  • Keeping the dream alive

    A number of Aurora youngsters received inspiration Saturday, thanks to a visit from Naomi King, sister-in-law of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who met them at a special luncheon held at Two Brothers Brewing Company in Aurora. King, who is currently on...
  • 'Lincoln never dies' - finding his resonance 150 years later

    In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company. Five mornings a week, Needles signs in at the National Archives, often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt,...
  • It takes a mall

    In the early 1960s, the Evergreen Park Plaza at 95th Street and Western Avenue claimed the title as the first enclosed shopping center in America. So when the blizzard of 1967 clobbered the Chicago area, the Plaza stayed open as an act of pride and...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: When a person's words become someone else's

    The Whiteboard Jungle: When a person's words become someone else's
    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screenwriters James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck wrote this famous line for the John Ford-directed 1962 film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence," starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Such a...