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  • Debunking Affirmative Action Euphemism

    Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
  • Florida teens opting out of drivers licenses

    Florida teens opting out of drivers licenses
    The number of teenagers getting behind the wheel of a car is on a downward slope, as more and more youngsters opt out of obtaining licenses. Broward and Palm Beach counties each had roughly 3,000 fewer licensed drivers aged 15 to17 this year than they...
  • Muhlenberg student one of six Team Oscar winner

     
    A student at Muhlenberg College in Allentown is one of six winners of "Team Oscar" college search and will get to deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Academy Awards on March 2, which will be aired live on......
  • John Schneiter, 1933-2014

    John Schneiter, 1933-2014
    John Schneiter succeeded the revered Gay Kintner as Decatur High School's basketball coach after Kintner died at the start of the second half of a Feb. 15, 1960, game against crosstown archrival MacArthur High. Mr. Schneiter went on to also become one...
  • Netflix Customer Ratings Improve, But It Still Hasn't Recovered From 2011 Pricing Backlash

    Netflix subscribers were apparently happier with the service in late 2013 than they were a year earlier -- but the Internet streamer's customer-satisfaction scores are still well below levels it enjoyed before a major price hike in mid-2011. Netflix...
  • All-American cookbook from 1901

    All-American cookbook from 1901
    Lizzie Black Kander has been called the "Jane Addams of Milwaukee" for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing "The Settlement Cook Book" in 1901. The book provided more than recipes; it taught newcomers to this country how...
  • Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

    Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
  • Taking a step toward a machine that can think

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think
    Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas. No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
  • James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd

    James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd
    Just the other day, the day that James Franco visited the Poetry Foundation to speak with acclaimed poet and mentor Frank Bidart on stage before a sold-out crowd of 800, the following poetic events happened: About 5:40 p.m on Wednesday, outside...
  • Feds to investigate Michigan over handling of rape allegations

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation how the University of Michigan handled rape allegations against a former football player. The department notified former Michigan professor Douglas Smith of the...
  • Study: More people doing less with cars

    Study: More people doing less with cars
    The percentage of people forgoing a car is on the rise, especially in dense urban areas, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Center. Using data from the American Community Survey, the study examined recent trends in the...