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  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • Scientists are sexy: After Turing and Hawking, new play 'Oppenheimer' on atomic bomb creator

    Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it's good timing...
  • Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

    Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a...
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville

    Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville
    Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
  • Brian John LoftusAugust 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014

    Brian John Loftus<br/>August 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014
    Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus.  He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday.  Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...
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    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'

    Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'
    All good translators are alike, each meticulous translator is meticulous in her own way. In her new translation of "Anna Karenina," Rosamund Bartlett — a scholar of Russian literature and music history, translator of 19th century Russian texts,...
  • South African wins Miss World beauty pageant

    A 22-year-old South African woman, Rolene Strauss, won the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant in London on Sunday, the organizers said in a statement. Hungary's Edina Kulcsalr came second and Elizabeth Safrit, representing the United States, came third....
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...