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  • John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer

    John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
  • Ryan Boatright: Guided By Aurora's Light

    Ryan Boatright: Guided By Aurora's Light
    AURORA, Ill. — Like steel emerging from the mill, Ryan Boatright had always come through the fire. Even as a kid, he had carried hopes and dreams — his own, others. He had carried burdens and expectations — his own, others. He had...
  • First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department

    First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department
    Running off at the typewriter … So who exactly is the Chief of Police at the Tallahassee Police Department — Chief Osceola, Gene Deckerhoff or Jimbo Fisher? Everybody, including Leon County state attorney Willie Meggs, knows how the TPD...
  • Washington QB Griffin back at practice

    Washington QB Griffin back at practice
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 and looked "fine" while handling a limited workload, coach Jay Gruden said. The coach said that once the third-...
  • FSU, UF, UCF and UM wild cards halfway through college football season

    FSU, UF, UCF and UM wild cards halfway through college football season
    It's hard to imagine, but we've reached the half-way point of the college football season. It seems like it was just yesterday when we were pondering questions like: How dominant will Florida State be this season? How will Florida's new up-tempo, high-...
  • After the party, beware the college football hangover

    You never see it after a regular-season NFL game — not even in the South. If San Francisco loses at Atlanta in October, no merry mob of celebrators rips the goal posts down and parades them past City Hall. The governor does not issue a...
  • Startup offering 'sunlight in a box' to grow plants

    Startup offering 'sunlight in a box' to grow plants
    Horticulturists say you need three things to grow good plants: the right soil, the right water and the right sunlight. The first two can be controlled and enhanced. Now what if someone built a better sun? Ocoee entrepreneur Chris Pieser says he and...
  • Spotlight On QBs Whitmer, Boyle As UConn Hosts Boise State

    Spotlight On QBs Whitmer, Boyle As UConn Hosts Boise State
    EAST HARTFORD — UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer had an interesting perspective of recent circumstances. "I can't imagine what I'd be like at home working a day job and seeing a situation where I could have played the game I love again,"...
  • Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'

    Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'
    BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
  • Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana

    Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana
    Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. Inside, marijuana buds are packed...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....