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  • Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?

    Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?
    Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes. We read together...and then I asked Ben:  "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Should Congress raise the debt ceiling right away?

    Should Congress raise the debt ceiling right away?
    The Obama administration says it won’t be able to pay some bills unless it can borrow more money soon. It says the government’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling will be hit by Oct. 17, and it may default on its obligations for the first time ever...
  • Five Super-Size Myths About Obesity

    The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings. 1. If you're obese,...
  • Bill Eppridge dies at 75; took famed photo of RFK after shooting

    Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president. "I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst...
  • Christie's Presidential Hopes Finished

    The George Washington Bridge claimed a casualty Wednesday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ambitions were killed by a lethal stew of texts, emails and orange cones. You don't see that very often. The fatal conspiracy began last summer. One of...
  • Do you believe Christie didn't know about bridge lanes plot?

    Do you believe Christie didn't know about bridge lanes plot?
    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie apologized Thursday for traffic jams his aides caused in Fort Lee, N.J. in September and said that he knew nothing of the scheme until this week. The brash governor said he was “blindsided” to learn that an aide and an...
  • Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist

    Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist
    Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
  • Frank Wess dies at 91; key player in major jazz ensembles

    Long before jazz pianist Billy Taylor became world-famous, he planned in high school to switch to saxophone. But then he heard the new kid in school — Frank Wess — play the horn. "He's the reason I don't play the tenor saxophone," Taylor...
  • Can Obamacare recover from its shaky start?

    Can Obamacare recover from its shaky start?
    President Obama acknowledged Friday that his administration botched the rollout of his signature health care policy — and said it was his biggest mistake of 2013. “Since I’m in charge, obviously we screwed it up,” he said....