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  • Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story

    Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story
    No, Bo Derek did not invent cornrows. Many readers and some other media publications took issue with a story we recently published about three different fall hairstyles — cornrows, bangs and ponytails — coming from the season’s fashion...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
  • Ka-pow! Marvel Comics heroes get academic treatment at Baltimore college

    By John Clarke Sept 24 (Reuters) - The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read Spider-Man and X-Men comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it. In what is believed to be a first, the school is offering a course next...
  • Iranian hardliners block Rouhani's promises of greater freedom

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - After a year in office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has achieved a steady thaw in relations with the West but failed so far to deliver on campaign promises of more freedom at home. On some significant indicators - the number of...
  • American Muslims denounce Islamic State's extreme tactics

    PITTSBURGH The insurgent group Islamic State has exploded into headlines in recent months, sweeping through much of Northern Iraq, capturing the ancient strategic hub of Mosul, terrorizing religious minorities, crucifying opponents and posting online...
  • The Home Economist: Don't let your name determine financial actions

    For high school seniors across the country, the school year has just started. But for so many, this one brings a slew of culminations, including the last time these kids will line up alphabetically by last name. While public schools rules say kids can be...
  • Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels

    Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels
    The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus. It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...
  • Martin Schram: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up

    Proudly displayed on the wall of the Commissioner of the National Football League is an instant replay, of sorts a freeze-frame of Commissioner Roger Goodell's personal hero, in his most famous performance. It provides the ideal yardstick by which...
  • New York, Illinois find success in tackling labor violations

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. On an overcast July afternoon, with the clock ticking on their lunch break, men in blue jeans and hard hats filed out of the four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites under construction near Interstate 270. Jon Gould, a Carpenters Union job...
  • Eco-friendly hotels save green, studies show

    Eco-friendly hotels save green, studies show
    Hotel owners can save some green by going eco-friendly. That is the consensus of three studies by Cornell University professors who studied whether there is an advantage to operating environmentally friendly hotels over traditional hotels. The first...
  • Iran's president has not delivered on pledges of more freedom: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the U.N. chief said in a new report on Iran....