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  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at age 87

    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home in...
  • Obama Right To Oppose Keystone Pipeline

    Obama Right To Oppose Keystone Pipeline
    Despite what you might hear, President Barack Obama is not poised to veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He's poised to veto a bill that would negate his authority to decide and would cut short the State Department review. Congress wants to act now and ask...
  • Genome study unmasks evolution of Darwin's finches

    Genome study unmasks evolution of Darwin's finches
    A genome study of the famed Darwin finch species on the Galapagos and Cocos islands has unveiled a gene behind the 15 species' remarkable variation of beaks, a feature that helped inspire the father of evolutionary theory. The study of 120 individual...
  • Lincoln warned of judicial overreach

    For Abraham Lincoln, the evil of the Dred Scott decision was not merely the expansion of slavery. It was that the decision threatened to undermine the basic principles of republican government precisely by establishing judicial supremacy in matters of...
  • Princeton receives its biggest gift, a $300M rare-volume collection

    Princeton University on Monday announced its largest gift in history: a rare book and manuscript collection including the first six printed editions of the Bible valued at nearly $300 million. The 2,500-volume collection, which includes an original...
  • Princeton gets $300M book collection, its largest donation

    Princeton University says it has received the largest donation in its history, a collection of rare books and manuscripts valued at nearly $300 million. The Ivy League university announced Monday the gift was left by 1936 graduate William Scheide, who...
  • Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

    Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter
    Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws. In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
  • Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

    They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against...
  • Like Many Others, Jeb Bush Put Checkered Youth Behind

    Like Many Others, Jeb Bush Put Checkered Youth Behind
    A scion of a famously rich and well-connected family goes to a fancy prep school. Partying with his friends and neglecting his studies, he almost gets kicked out. But he eventually grows up and goes on to a successful career in politics. John Fitzgerald...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Chairman and CEO Larry Flick and President Joan Docktor were named in the "Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2014." This report recognizes the most powerful...
  • Class a better standard for affirmative action than race

    Class a better standard for affirmative action than race
    The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...