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  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Gun laws and what the Second Amendment intended

    As school shootings erupt with sickening regularity, Americans once again are debating gun laws. Quickly talk turns to the Second Amendment. But what does it mean? History offers some surprises: It turns out in each era, the meaning is set not by some...
  • Towson U. recognized by NSA

    Towson U. recognized by NSA
    Towson University is one of five schools recognized Tuesday by the National Security Agency's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. Towson will receive the CAE-Cyber Operations designation for the 2014 through 2019...
  • Has telecommuting blunted power of potential New York rail strike?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For decades, it's been the mightiest weapon in the transit union's arsenal, enough to cripple commerce and bring governments to their knees. But has the age of telecommuting taken the edge off the transit strike? "Technology has...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Nails: The Story Of The Modern Manicure Book Event

    The Middlesex County Historical Society will host an evening with Suzanne E. Shapiro, author of the recently published book, "Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure." The program and dessert reception will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the...
  • Discover the feminine side of Shakespeare

    A new show that will launch on a national tour after its run at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, examines the feminine side of Shakespeare's plays from the doomed Juliet to the obsessed Lady Macbeth. "Women of Will," created by Tina Packer, explores...
  • Rhett Wickham: 'Gifted, creative artist' devoted himself to others

    Rhett Wickham: 'Gifted, creative artist' devoted himself to others
    Rhett Wickham was drawn to performing at an early age, and he entertained audiences and friends all his life with a sharp wit and creative improvisational skills. Later in life, the actor, director, writer and creative consultant re-invented himself...
  • RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said...
  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...
  • Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut....
  • The bottom line on an upbeat market

    HOUSTON — Ever heard the phrase "damned with faint praise"? That's what continually came to mind about the state of the housing recovery as journalists and industry representatives came together here for the annual conference of the National...