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  • Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman

    The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies. Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious...
  • At Netanyahu's speech, scenes from the Capitol

    WASHINGTON "This is like the speech of the century, man!" said Michael Goldfarb. "It's all happening!" Goldfarb, a co-founder of the Washington Free Beacon and a strategist for the Emergency Committee for Israel, was navigating the Capitol hallways...
  • Slain anti-Putin leader is buried as allies accuse Kremlin

    MOSCOW The funeral of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov took place in Moscow after thousands paid their last respects, while his close allies blamed President Vladimir Putin and Russia's security services for the killing. Nemtsov, who...
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...
  • Thousands pay respects at funeral of Putin foe Boris Nemtsov

    Thousands pay respects at funeral of Putin foe Boris Nemtsov
    One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered...
  • Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

    Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?
    Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet...
  • Kansas and the right to free expression

    Kansas and the right to free expression
    Last week, by a vote of 26-14, the Kansas Senate passed SB 56, a bill that amends the state’s existing public morals law by striking an exemption that protects teachers from prosecution for exposing students to "harmful material." The bill --...
  • Beverly Hall, Atlanta schools superintendent during cheating scandal, dies at 68

    ATLANTA Beverly L. Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent whose renown as an education reformer dissolved amid the ignominy of the nation's largest test-cheating scandal, died Monday of breast cancer. She was 68. Hall still faced criminal...
  • St. Francis de Sales students compete in speech contest

    About 500 students, parents and staff sat in St. Francis de Sales School's gymnasium on Feb. 27 to hear about a dozen students recite the speeches that won them first, second or third place in school's annual speech contest. But they did more than...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer

    From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer
    Editor's note: This week, we take a look back at a 1977 piece by Saul Bellow. The essay, which appeared about a year after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was excerpted from the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Later this month, a new...