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  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades

    Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades
    BERLIN — Fresh out of the University of Massachusetts in 1968 with a bachelor's in health and physical education and looking for a job, Alice Mitchell got as far as Berlin and stopped. "It seemed like a really nice community," Mitchell said when...
  • Rodney O'Neal transformed Delphi, regrets pension cuts

    DETROIT Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal, who retired this week at 61 after four decades in the industry, led the auto supplier through a bankruptcy and improbable comeback and now leaves the company in the best financial shape of its 16-year life. Delphi's...
  • Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

    Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship
    Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1. The senior ran down the hall of Costa Mesa High School to tell his counselor, all the while dialing his mom. Edwards got a leg up on his...
  • Roadmap Epigenomics Project reads between DNA's genetic instructions

    Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning. Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus

    Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus
    A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a  woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds. Brock Allen Turner, 19, is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with five felony counts,...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Sundance documentary paints a harrowing picture of campus rape

    Sundance documentary paints a harrowing picture of campus rape
    PARK CITY, Utah — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the...
  • Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse

    Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse
    They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook. The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our...
  • More colleges under pressure to divest, though effect is debatable

    More colleges under pressure to divest, though effect is debatable
    Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...