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  • Galaxy's first pick in MLS SuperDraft is defender Kyle Venter

    The Galaxy chose defender Kyle Venter of the University of New Mexico on Thursday as the team's first selection in this year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Venter, 22, was the 23rd pick overall in the second round of the 76-player SuperDraft held...
  • NYPD's Raymond Kelly walks out of Brown University talk after heckling

    A planned speech by New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Brown University in Providence had to be canceled Tuesday after hecklers shouted down the top cop during his remarks. Kelly, commissioner since 2002, had intended to speak...
  • Free speech still under siege in the Ivy League

    On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...
  • Out and about in Manhattan

    "There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour. The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
  • New York's stop-and-frisk ruling blocked

    NEW YORK — In a highly unusual move, an appeals court Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that would have required changes to New York's controversial stop-and-frisk policy and also removed the judge from the case. U.S. District Judge Shira...
  • How Changes In Media Habits Could Transform Your Child's Mental Health

    How Changes In Media Habits Could Transform Your Child's Mental Health
    A case study in media multitasking Cody sat hunched over a bowl of Captain Crunch, wearing a blue hoodie. He was hopelessly grouchy in the morning. Both his parents had stopped engaging him in conversation before he left for school. "His grouchiness...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
  • Former Hopkins star Harrison helps form alliance for black lacrosse players

    Former Hopkins star Harrison helps form alliance for black lacrosse players
    Former Johns Hopkins All-American Kyle Harrison is helping to bring together the world’s greatest black lacrosse players to form the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance, aimed at promoting academic, professional and social achievement for the next...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • Hermès' glittery Rodeo Drive reopening

    Hermès' glittery Rodeo Drive reopening
    It was retail theater of the highest order. With acrobats descending the building's Rodeo Drive facade and trumpets blaring, Hermès reopened its Beverly Hills store Tuesday night after an 18-month renovation. For an after-party, the French fashion house...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...