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  • Albert R. Hunt: Voters divided over issues large and small

    Raising the capital gains tax rate or building the Keystone XL pipeline aren't insignificant issues. But they pale compared with the 1960s fights over racial justice, the Vietnam War or whether the federal government should create and manage a national...
  • Carl Djerassi, scientist considered father of birth control pill, dies at 91

    Carl Djerassi, scientist considered father of birth control pill, dies  at 91
    Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor...
  • Annual Parkettes Invitational gymnastics competition to be held this weekend in Allentown

    Annual Parkettes Invitational gymnastics competition to be held this weekend in Allentown
    You might think that after 40 years, the Parkettes Invitational meet might have lost some of its luster for Parkettes Gymnastics co-founder and coach Donna Strauss. Not so. "It's still always very exciting," Strauss said Thursday as she got ready...
  • 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,...
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books
    To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968,...
  • Dozens of Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down Bay Area bridge

    Dozens of Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down Bay Area bridge
    Several dozen demonstrators identifying as Stanford students were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than an hour on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Just before 5 p.m., at least 50 people lined up across the bridge, which...
  • 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...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...