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  • 2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating

    2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating
    Hoping to prevent bungled police probes and prosecutions like those that have plagued Illinois' legal system, state lawmakers mandated the creation of a class to certify officers as "lead homicide investigators." But one of the teams being paid tax...
  • "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" By Jack Rakove Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30 Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
  • DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction

    DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction
    Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards. A prosecutor...
  • NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3

    NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3
    ST. LOUIS -- The two surviving members of the National League are about as evenly matched as possible. Even before they battled steady rain during the third game of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night, the Cardinals and Brewers had split...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • The Agenda: Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Wiltern tonight

     
    No, not just another midnight showing of the RHPS; this is a live performance, in honor of the movie's 35th anniversary, and it's got a star-studded cast. Rousing himself from his court-side coma, Jack Nicholson will be performing, along with Danny...
  • Sounds familiar: The 'Wear your coat, it's cold out there!' battle

     
    From the LA Times: Teens and tweens are chillin' out, literally and figuratively, in their sweatshirts and kicks. Maybe a boy will accessorize with a baseball cap, and a girl might choose stylish boots — but nothing weatherproof, please! Some......
  • 'Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority'--Federal Judge Roger Vinson on Obama healthcare law

     
    Full text and selected excerpts of Judge Roger Vinson's federal court decision declaring the new healthcare law unconstitutional....
  • UC Irvine student wins design competition for José Limón Dance Company

     
    Debra Levine writes about the reconstruction of a classic modern-dance masterwork by Jose Limon - and the UC Irvine student who will design the costumes and set....
  • ALOUD's 2011 schedule selling out fast

     
    Joan Didion, Common, Colson Whitehead, David M. Kennedy, Alexandra Fuller Karl Marlantes and Jonathan Lethem will appear at ALOUD this fall....
  • New York hires students to sting cabbies for refusing fares

     
    Since September, college students have been posing as taxi riders to catch drivers who refuse to take them to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and parts of northern Manhattan -- all places it might be difficult to land a return fare to...