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  • Cuban negotiator known for preparation, intellect

    MIAMI Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, who will head the Cuban delegation in this week's talks to begin normalization of diplomatic ties with the United States, is described as well prepared, intelligent and a keen observer of U.S. policy and she is a woman who...
  • U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park

    U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park
    The University of Chicago is proposing that the Obama presidential library be built on about 20 acres of South Side parkland, either in Washington or Jackson parks, according to the university. The information, released Tuesday, was privately...
  • Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann

    Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann
    Wolfgang E. "Wolf" Thormann, former professor and chairman of the department of modern languages at Goucher College and a lifelong Francophile, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of heart failure. He was 90. "The students loved him, and he...
  • Public divided on Obama library plans

    Public divided on Obama library plans
    Proposals to put the Barack Obama presidential library on Chicago parkland stirred passionate debates during six hours of public hearings this week and divided residents into two camps: one that wants the city's precious green space to be left alone...
  • Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library

    Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library
    In Chicago's quest to land the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a fight is brewing over whether South Side parkland—specifically Washington Park or Jackson Park—should be offered up as part of a library campus. The University of Chicago...
  • Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit

    Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit
    A CTA Blue Line station that has been boarded up and abandoned for more than 40 years could reopen if President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama choose to build the Obama presidential library on the city’s West Side. Should the Obamas settle...
  • 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD

     'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD
    Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
  • Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem

    Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem
    In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it. The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
  • Biggest apple: Scoping out the Obama Library competition

    Biggest apple: Scoping out the Obama Library competition
    President Barack Obama is most commonly identified with Chicago, but the city is facing tight competition to host his library and museum. Dahleen Glanton and I traveled to New York to report on Columbia University's bid–possibly Chicago's main...
  • So you think marijuana isn't addictive

    So you think marijuana isn't addictive
    In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling "mountain high suckers" in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is "where prohibition...
  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...