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  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....
  • On immigration, look to the states

    On immigration, look to the states
    Let's say the improbable happens and Congress passes immigration reform. However it's packaged — one bill or many — you can be sure it will focus on "sticks," not "carrots." That's what is required to secure the cooperation of the "anti-...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions

    Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions
    Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The molten lava that erupts from...
  • Malcolm Renfrew dies at 103; chemist helped develop Teflon

    Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show. The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
  • 'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry

    'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry
    Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
  • Glendale couple united in family's memory

    Glendale couple united in family's memory
    Last August, Vaché Thomassian celebrated his sister's whirlwind wedding — complete with a traditional church ceremony and a tour of the bride and groom's favorite locations in Armenia. The two were so in love and their friends and families...
  • Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dies at 95

    Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95. Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning of natural...
  • Home therapy may help depressed African-American adults

    Home therapy may help depressed African-American adults
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bringing treatment and other help to depressed, middle-aged and older African-Americans in their homes was modestly effective in a new study. After four months of weekly one-hour sessions with a trained social worker,...
  • Sidney S. Forrest, Peabody teacher

    Sidney S. Forrest, Peabody teacher
    Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
  • Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage

    Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...