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  • Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says 'for Allah' on it?

    Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says 'for Allah' on it?
    In the modern-era, Scandinavian countries have become known for their sometimes awkward embrace of migrants from the Arab and Muslim world. But the history behind that relationship goes back far further than you might expect. Consider the case of a ring...
  • Chicago City Council passes Obama library ordinance

    With President Barack Obama saying he wants to build his library in Chicago but that "some entanglements" might stand in the way, the City Council voted to do away with the only entanglement many said they knew about — voting to give the city...
  • Colleges give Clinton an A � and campaign millions

    BERKELEY, Calif. In December, hundreds of volunteers signed up for Hillary Clinton at the University of California, Berkeley more than at any other campus in the nation when the Ready for Hillary bus rolled through town nearly two years before America...
  • Obama needs a Chicago library

    Obama needs a Chicago library
    It's pretty obvious what Chicago has at stake in President Barack Obama's decision on where to put his presidential library and museum. It could serve as a tourist draw, a center for historical scholarship, an economic boost for the surrounding...
  • Ruling gives posthumous law license to victim of anti-Chinese 1890s

     Ruling gives posthumous law license to victim of anti-Chinese 1890s
    A descendant of the wife of Hong Yen Chang was researching a book about an ancestor when she learned that her great-grand-uncle Chang had received a law degree but never practiced in California. She contacted another relative, who spoke to a historian...
  • Marilyn J. Pelham, educator

    Marilyn J. Pelham, educator
    Marilyn J. Pelham, a retired educator and world traveler, died March 9 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 86. The former Marilyn June Neeley was born in Glendale, Calif., and raised in Los...
  • Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law

    Survivors of campus sexual assault are speaking out to encourage New York state to expand a policy on sexual assault and consent to all private colleges. The women met with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at the Capitol on Monday before speaking with lawmakers...
  • Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history

    Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history
    With President Obama expected to choose the site for his library in coming months, Chicagoans have been engaged in a bitter fight over a proposal to place it in a public park. But this is not the first time a presidential library has been at the center of...
  • Yale Study: Could Smoking Cessation Drugs Also Curb Drinking?

    Yale researchers are exploring whether certain medications, including one sold to help smokers kick the habit, can help heavy drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume. Yale School of Medicine is conducting a clinical trial to see whether...
  • Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid

    Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid
    Carl J. Manone of Hellertown High School's Class of 1941 was the yearbook editor, class president and captain of the school's championship basketball team. He went on to Moravian College on a full scholarship, then transferred to Ursinus College. In...
  • Johns Hopkins tops magazine's list of graduate education schools

    Johns Hopkins tops magazine's list of graduate education schools
    For the second year in a row, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education has been named the top graduate education program in the country by U.S. News and World Report, according to annual rankings released Tuesday. Johns Hopkins’ 8-year-old...