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  • Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week

    Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week
    When most people think about Knute Rockne they think about one of the most famous halftime speeches in sports history. But Rockne's legacy stretches well beyond the campus of Notre Dame University and his "Win one for the Gipper" speech. Jim...
  • 'I don't want women to make breakfast for their rapists'

    Want to score an invite to the State of the Union address? One way to do so, it turns out, is to turn a rape accusation into a contemporary art project. Imagine the following scenario: You're a college student, and you believe you have been raped by a...
  • 'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

    'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis
    Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter. They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes. The...
  • Consumer Reports: How, Where To Shop For Eyeglasses

    The cost of a new pair of glasses may leave you seeing double. Fancy frames, special lenses and protective coatings can add $500 or more, even with insurance. You can get cheaper pairs online or in discount stores, but can you trust them to correct your...
  • Experts say pilot video shows Islamic State group is raising the stakes in its propaganda

    A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group, and also was a sign that the militants intend to raise the stakes in their propaganda efforts, experts say. It also offered...
  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
  • 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...
  • 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...