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  • Former Cornell president begins leading Smithsonian in DC

    A heart doctor and Ivy League university president is taking charge of the Smithsonian Institution. David Skorton, the former president of Cornell University, begins his tenure Wednesday as the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian. Skorton says the...
  • It's D-Day for 2016 candidates: Your inbox probably can tell

    Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. Lincoln Chaffee wants to be your pal. Oh, and all of them want your money —...
  • Opinion: Rainbow flags and Stars and Bars

    Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Saturday, June 27. On this day in 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo set out from Mexico on the expedition in which he would ultimately claim California for Spain. Here's a look back at...
  • Phasing out trans fats is a long, costly process

    Phasing out trans fats is a long, costly process
    After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement earlier this month that artificial trans fats would be banned within three years, the clock started ticking for companies still making trans fat-laden pies, popcorn, fries, frostings and other...
  • Pines initiative honors great yards

    Pines initiative honors great yards
    Maintaining his lawn is a labor of love for Joseph Zappia. The Pembroke Pines retiree, who lives in Chapel Trail, uses his oasis to shade his home, feed his family and shelter wildlife. "As you landscape the house, you appreciate the fruits of your...
  • Dr. Karabelle Pizzigati, education advocate

    Dr. Karabelle Pizzigati, education advocate
    Karabelle Pizzigati, a lifelong and prominent advocate of education, died June 12 in Kensington after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 65. Dr. Pizzigati's resume, which includes several state and national education posts, demonstrates her nearly...
  • Clinton lays out vision, aims for FDR-Obama coalition

    NEW YORK Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign for the presidency is being built on policies she says will boost the middle class, but also are aimed at appealing to the coalition of voters forged by Franklin D. Roosevelt and modernized by Barack Obama....
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies gives $100M to Cornell NYC campus

    Announcing a $100 million donation, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined his successor Tuesday to break ground for Cornell University's new high-tech campus in New York City. Bloomberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the Cornell Tech...
  • College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one.

    College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one.
    Pick up any paper or magazine, and you're likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt is or isn't worth it. I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector...
  • As graduation season begins, Orange honors 'Super Scholars'

     As graduation season begins, Orange honors 'Super Scholars'
    In eighth grade, Samuel Vilchez was a new immigrant from Venezuela who spoke no English. His entry into an Orlando middle school was nerve-racking. "I cried for the first two days," he said. Then he got to work. Vilchez studied hard to exit the...
  • Chicago filmmaker Prashant Bhargava dies of heart attack

    Chicago filmmaker Prashant Bhargava dies of heart attack
    Prashant Bhargava, a filmmaker born and raised on Chicago's South Side, died Friday in New York at the age of 42. Bhargava primarily worked as a director of commercials (including promos for several HBO series such as "The Wire," "Def Poetry Jam,"...