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  • Why Greece won't pay

    For almost six years Greece has been on the cusp of financial disaster. Its Northern European and international creditors have extended loans, suspended interest payments and forgiven some debt. But European lenders have also stubbornly kept to the old-...
  • Davie student gets national acclaim

    When Nicolas Pena heads to Stanford University to study engineering, he'll go there with some financial assistance. The recent graduate of Western High School in Davie was one of four high school seniors in the country chosen by the Council of Great...
  • FAU Tech Runway expects to survive state funding loss

    FAU Tech Runway expects to survive state funding loss
    Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway entrepreneurial program expects to be able to continue operating, even after the loss of $1 million in funding requested for fiscal 2015. Tech Runway, a year old with one of its first startups launching this...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have...
  • California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core

    While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the...
  • How the West was built: Project seeks stories of Chinese workers

    In May 1969, Connie Young Yu's mother and father traveled to Utah from the Bay Area for ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the transcontinental railway. Like thousands of Chinese Americans, their migrant-laborer forefathers had worked on the...
  • Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says

    Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says
    In an ironic twist, an analysis of ancient DNA from the specimen known as Kennewick Man supports the claims of Native Americans that he is their long-lost relative. After comparing short genetic sequences from the skeleton’s hand to the...
  • Political correctness on campus reaching ridiculous levels

    Political correctness on campus reaching ridiculous levels
    The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as "America is the land of opportunity." Why? Because this is...
  • 93-year-old attends Stanford graduation decades later

    Bonnie "Chuck" Gould got a master's degree in education from Stanford University in 1954, but it wasn't until this week that the 93-year-old formally graduated. Gould attended commencement ceremonies Sunday, receiving a standing ovation from the 208...
  • Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

    This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Donors can help middle schoolers learn computer...
  • Scholar's ordeal in El Salvador recounted in video

    PHILADELPHIA When anthropologist Philippe Bourgois began the research for his Ph.D. in 1981, he never imagined that the scenes he witnessed in El Salvador would haunt him decades later. "I thought I'd be staying relatively safely in refugee camps," he...