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  • Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

    Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes
    When Austin Holland was being considered for his job as the sole seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2009, his interviewer posed a wry question: "Are you going to be able to entertain yourself as a seismologist in Oklahoma?" Back then, the...
  • Long-term unemployed still at record levels

    Long-term unemployed still at record levels
    It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues. At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...
  • America's tolerance dilemma

     America's tolerance dilemma
    Americans like to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it's true that we've broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way we engage our differences has more recently begun to shift. We're more...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • 2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...
  • MARC Of Manchester Appoints Interim Leader

    MARC Of Manchester Appoints Interim Leader
    MANCHESTER — MARC, Inc., which serves developmentally disabled people in the Manchester area, has appointed an interim leader as the organization seeks a replacement for former executive director Ken Charpentier. Terry Schmitt, an ordained minister...
  • Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture

    Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture
    Former Ebony magazine editor Amy DuBois Barnett is joining ESPN as executive editor for an upcoming website about African-American sports and culture, the network announced Thursday. Barnett will manage editorial operations and will report to Jason...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Stages "Cymbeline" And "Hamlet"

    Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S) students will perform Hamlet and Cymbeline in repertory through Aug. 10 on the grounds of the former American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. Avon resident and Brown University student Margaret Valerio,...
  • Faces of the shutdown

    Faces of the shutdown
    Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown. In a research lab in east Baltimore,...