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  • 'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past

    'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past
    On a recent morning, Willie Raines clomped around his nearly 12 acres in northwest Indiana, a cigarette in one hand, a tumbler of his favorite Don Pedro brandy in the other, looking every bit a gentleman rancher. Scattered across his property and packed...
  • Hoping against hope: It's a people thing

    Hoping against hope: It's a people thing
    The defining feature of human brains is the size and complexity of the cortex, which provides the underpinnings of rationality for our actions. But just because we have more developed cortexes doesn't mean we are always rational decision-makers. We humans...
  • Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

    Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'
    Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge to focus on during the 10-week course. Though students' goals are diverse — kicking nicotine or getting out of...
  • Thomas Sowell: GOP could lure black voters with strong education ideas

    Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time — and, above all,...
  • California Supreme Court headed for change

    California Supreme Court headed for change
    SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court is headed for change. Dominated for decades by Republicans, the state's most powerful court may soon be remade by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown if, as expected, he wins another term. Three of the court'...
  • Why did Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more...
  • Stanford's new school for aspiring retirees to mold satisfying second careers

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Stanford University is looking for a new kind of student: proven leaders, with 20 to 30 years of work experience, seeking to reinvent their futures. A small experiment launched this week offers older students the opportunity not to...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Norris 'Mike' Love, marketing executive, 1936-2014

     Norris 'Mike' Love, marketing executive, 1936-2014
    Norris "Mike" Love, whose ancestors were early settlers in Chicago, was an administrator at the nonprofit Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and helped the small, independent institution gain key accreditations and legitimacy. Mr. Love, 77,...
  • UConn Students Urged To Celebrate Without Destruction

    STORRS — Be proud of your teams, enjoy the celebrations, but please don't break anything. That was the gist of an email sent to UConn students on Wednesday, just days before both the men's and women's basketball teams are set to play in the Final...
  • College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules

    Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in...