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  • Super Sunday raises more than $400,000

    Super Sunday raises more than $400,000
    This Super Sunday on March 29, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County once again banked on the local Jewish community to make and answer hours of Phone-A-Thon calls in the Federation's largest annual fundraiser. In addition to the hundreds...
  • Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina

    Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina
    In early January, Amira Abu-Salha drove to her daughter Yusor's apartment to return her wedding dress. Yusor had just moved in with her husband shortly after their Dec. 27 wedding. Minutes after she parked, Abu-Salha said, she was accosted by an irate...
  • Global warming opponents face a new inquisition

    Global warming opponents face a new inquisition
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile,...
  • The cost of cutting the AP Summer Academy

    The Baltimore City school system's proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the city's only summer enrichment program for academically advanced students, will reportedly trim $99,000 from the budget as part of an overhaul of the school...
  • End of "Gay Conversion" therapies is long overdue

    End of "Gay Conversion" therapies is long overdue
          Congratulations to President Obama and his administration in calling for an end to therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth. Such “conversion therapies” involve a set of dangerous practices that...
  • Fracking study on water contamination under ethics review

    Drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania close to natural gas sites do not face a greater risk of methane contamination than those farther away, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). But the study is now being called...
  • Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus

    Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus
    Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents....
  • Nancy W. Kiehne, artist

    Nancy W. Kiehne, an artist and homemaker, died March 20 of cancer at the Edenwald retirement community. She was 90. The daughter of Christian Wenger, a farmer, and Marion Singer Sartorius, Nancy Jane Wenger was born in Ephrata, Pa., and moved to...
  • Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept

    Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept
    If, like millions of people, you've been on diets, perhaps lots of them, researcher Traci Mann says you should be relieved to know that it's not a flaw in your character that they didn't work. Or at least they didn't work for long. That may seem to make...
  • Nearly 9% of Americans are angry, impulsive - and have a gun, study says

    Nearly 9% of Americans are angry, impulsive - and have a gun, study says
    Tread lightly, Americans: Nearly 9% of people in the United States have outbursts of anger, break or smash things, or get into physical fights -- and have access to a firearm, a new study says. What's more, 1.5% of people who have these anger issues carry...
  • Recent cuts at OCMA not a retreat, head of museum's trustees says

    Recent cuts at OCMA not a retreat, head of museum's trustees says
    The recent downsizing at the Orange County Museum of Art has left the Newport Beach institution without a chief curator and the art world stunned. But in a telephone interview with The Times, Craig Wells, the president of the museum's board of trustees,...