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  • Obama sends Rice, Power to AIPAC meeting amid Netanyahu flap

    WASHINGTON National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will represent the Obama administration at a pro-Israel lobby group's annual conference where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also is...
  • Netanyahu to meet McConnell, Reid on day of speech to Congress

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week with the top Republican and Democrat in the U.S. Senate after rejecting a request for a meeting from two of the chamber's key Democrats. Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint...
  • 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' iconic novel on slavery, has suburban D.C. roots

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. On a busy street in a well-to-do Washington suburb is an unlikely piece of African-American history. The Colonial house with an attached log cabin on one and a half acres near a major intersection is, at first glance, a typical...
  • Child care quality should count, too

    Child care quality should count, too
    My latest column looks at the high cost of child care.  Thankfully, more people are starting to talk about the cost of child care and the sad reality that too many people can't afford quality programs.  One sign that the conversation is moving in...
  • Performance art meets comedy: Casey Jane Ellison's 'Touching the Art'

    Performance art meets comedy: Casey Jane Ellison's 'Touching the Art'
    The first time Casey Jane Ellison took the stage as a stand-up comedian, things didn't go well. "I opened with, 'Don't worry, I'll lose the weight,'" she recalls. "And there was silence. It did not feel very good." That early attempt, at age 19,...
  • 'Walking Dead,' 'Downton Abbey': Oscar alternatives

    'Walking Dead,' 'Downton Abbey': Oscar alternatives
    The Oscars will dominate the Sunday night schedule. But there are alternatives, and viewers who haven't seen the nominees may want to look elsewhere. The show most likely to draw viewers away from the Academy Awards is "The Walking Dead" at 9 p.m. on...
  • Aurora, Elgin libraries add digital services as demand grows

    Aurora, Elgin libraries add digital services as demand grows
    Libraries in the Fox Valley are again expanding digital offerings, adding online video and music services to a growing list of options patrons can use to access materials from the comfort of the living room couch. This week, the Aurora Public Library...
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • Cold? Not This Weekend CT! Go Out!

    Cold? Not This Weekend CT! Go Out!
    There are two ways to fight this cold winter. Huddle inside and feel like you are trapped or don some happy clothes (that would be  nything that is not black or brown) and head out for any of the slew of choices the weekend brings when it comes to “...
  • Early H.B. family's story at center of PBS documentary on Wintersburg

    Early H.B. family's story at center of PBS documentary on Wintersburg
    It has been about eight years since Huntington Beach preservationists began their efforts to save the site known as Historic Wintersburg. But the thought of it having historical relevance didn't immediately occur to one of its former residents. Norman...
  • Florida Keys Reef launches science series

    Florida Keys Reef launches science series
    WUCF-Channel 24, Orlando's PBS station, rolls out a new weekly series this week. "Sci Tech Central" examines technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs locally and nationally. The program debuts at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. John Pierce serves as...