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  • Descriptions of some of the stolen documents

    A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society. A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
  • Dylan among Pulitzer honorees

    Dylan among Pulitzer honorees
    The Pulitzer Prize for drama was awarded Monday to Tracy Letts for his brutal and dark comedy, "August: Osage County." Bob Dylan won a special music citation. Junot Diaz, a 40-year-old native of the Dominican Republican who moved to New Jersey as a boy,...
  • John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

    John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
    John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79. O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the...
  • "For the Thrill of It," by Simon Baatz

    Leopold and Loeb. Indelibly linked, the names are an alliterative invocation of a brutal crime at once random and calculated: on May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two University of Chicago graduate students and scions of wealthy, prominent...
  • Miles to go for L.A. justice

    Over the last few decades, it's been easy to blame the leadership of the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office for the catastrophic failures of L.A.'s criminal justice system. These...
  • Financial boom, financial bust: What happened?

    Every now and then, even the smartest of us need to relearn the lessons of American history. Take Alan Greenspan and the unfolding story of the current credit crisis. Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is "the Oracle" given much of the...
  • Get Wet, Lose Weight

    Get Wet, Lose Weight
    Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd. Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again. Two years ago,...
  • Study: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests

    Study: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests
    A preliminary report commissioned by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to investigate the clergy sex abuse scandal has found no evidence that gay priests are more likely than heterosexual clergy to molest children, the lead authors of the study said...
  • Extension 720 Program Guide June 2009

    MONDAY, JUNE 1ST SOFT DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY'S DRIFT Are you concerned about the United States drifting away from its core principles? Do you sense that many of western civilizations governments may be veering away from their classical liberal roots...
  • Nightclub Bouncer Gets Life in Coed's Rape, Murder

    Nightclub Bouncer Gets Life in Coed's Rape, Murder
    NEW YORK -- A nightclub bouncer was sentenced to life without parole today in the rape and murder of a graduate student whose naked body was found bound and gagged and wrapped in a quilt along a desolate road. Darryl Littlejohn, 44, was convicted of...
  • 3 Years Later, "Imette's Law" in Action

    3 Years Later, "Imette's Law" in Action
    Imette St. Guillen's murder led to sweeping changes in the laws that govern New York City nightlife. Days after Darryl Littlejohn killed the John Jay College student, lawmakers started scratching their heads. The Falls bar bouncer should have never...