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  • Part 7: Growing Technology In Many Directions

    Part 7: Growing Technology In Many Directions
    The software and Internet explosion in Silicon Valley was still years away when Sukhminder Grewal worked there as a nuclear engineer for General Electric in the '80s. But when Yale School of Medicine recruited Grewal's wife, a post-doctoral immunologist...
  • College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

    Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down. She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
  • Oregon mother calls daughter's East Timor release 'Christmas present'

    The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon she could return to the United States....
  • Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture

    Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture
    Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that "we tortured some folks," but then added, this is "not who we are." At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it's not "some" folks but massive numbers over a...
  • Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice

    Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice
    Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
  • What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress

    What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress
    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
  • 'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...
  • Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

    When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
  • After 10 years, few payoffs from Gates' 'Grand Challenges'

    SEATTLE When he took the stage this fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his signature global health research initiative, Bill Gates used the word "naive" four times to describe himself and his charitable foundation. It was a surprising admission...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Protests planted seeds for ambush killings of 2 NYPD cops

    If you say something loudly enough, with just the right amount of conviction, the odds are that people will begin to listen. They might not agree with you, but they'll listen, and then move on. Sometimes, though, there will be people who listen too...