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  • Steelers braced for shootout in Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Pittsburgh Steelers - INSIDE SLANT The Pittsburgh Steelers know they control their own destiny - win their final three regular-season games and they will win the AFC North and reach the postseason. The problem is...
  • Shining light on Moravian stars: Some history of the symbol

    Shining light on Moravian stars: Some history of the symbol
    An iconic symbol of the Christmas season, the Moravian star takes on special significance in the Lehigh Valley, particularly in the Moravian-founded communities of Bethlehem and Nazareth. The ornaments, which traditionally have 25 or 26 points, can be...
  • Mexicans' search for bodies reveals a history of hidden deaths

    IGUALA, Mexico _They picked up spent shotgun shells and placed them in plastic baggies for safe keeping. They examined discarded bottles, charred sticks, crusted weather-worn clothes. Over rocks and ridges, to the tops of trees and down in bone-dry...
  • 'Marco Polo' offers grand look at adventurer

    It wasn't enough that Italian actor, Lorenzo Richelmy, faced the biggest acting challenge of his life stepping into the title role of the new Netflix series, "Marco Polo." He also had to go through training in martial arts, archery, Kung fu, horseback...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution. Plans...
  • Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago

    Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago
    To Chicagoans scrambling to catch a bus at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road, the statue of a man on a horse probably fades into the urban blur of their daily commute. The busy corner doesn't lend itself to pondering questions at the intersection of art...
  • Saturday's State Championship High School Football Games

    Saturday's State Championship High School Football Games
    Capsule previews of Saturday's seven state high school football championship games. The Courant is covering them all. Tune into http://www.courant.com/ctfbfinals beginning on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and follow throughout the day for live updates, stats,...
  • Marcus Thompson: Warriors were supposed to be good � but this good?

    The Warriors have been progressing toward the ranks of the elite the last couple years. But who knew they'd be making history so soon, so suddenly. The Warriors are 19-2, the best record in the NBA. Only two teams ever had a better start through 21 games...
  • Schools should teach women's history

    To the editor: While they're at it, how about requiring women's history? ("L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation," Dec. 8) Students are required for 12 years to study men's history. What do you think that does for boys?...
  • Val McDermid's new whodunit rattles with recent Balkans history

     Val McDermid's new whodunit rattles with recent Balkans history
    The skeleton at issue in Val McDermid's new stand-alone mystery, "The Skeleton Road," is discovered by an acrophobic demolition surveyor atop a Victorian Gothic school in Edinburgh, Scotland. The road from the skeleton takes us across Scotland to Oxford,...
  • Professor's Eclectic Mix: Food, Art, History, Science

    Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...