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  • Potential merger raises antitrust questions

    Some 1,700 Office Depot headquarters employees in Boca Raton are likely to keep a careful watch on news from Washington, D.C., in the coming months. They know their futures could be shaped by whether the Federal Trade Commission allows their company...
  • Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.

    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.
    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr., a retired Baltimore internist who had been director of nuclear medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, died Wednesday in his home at the Charlestown Retirement Community of respiratory failure. The former longtime Ellicott City resident...
  • The risks of knowing: Alzheimer's research volunteers

    PHILADELPHIA Donald Jackson, 81, and his partner of more than 40 years, Myrna Roach, 74, are the kind of older people many of us would like to be one day. Both still work and are energetic enough to travel extensively. They take medicine for high blood...
  • State Treasurer Rob McCord resigning amid FBI probe involving campaign funds

    State Treasurer Rob McCord resigning amid FBI probe involving campaign funds
    HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation. McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
  • USC ranks 3rd in nation for fundraising, bested by Harvard and Stanford

    USC ranks 3rd in nation for fundraising, bested by Harvard and Stanford
    USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014. The annual survey by the Council for...
  • Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'

     Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'
    President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes. Obama loathes fast food, fried foods and mayonnaise, writes Reggie Love, who was...
  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments. Few did,...
  • Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure

    Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure
    Gary Shteyngart, gooey-lunged and height-a-fearing, arrives in America by way of the Soviet Union (and elsewhere) in the beseeching care of parents who might have been/could have been Someones. By high school, Shteyngart is, he says, failing his future....
  • Four children's books introduce African American experiences

    Four children's books introduce African American experiences
    Picture books are often the primary means through which young children in the United States first learn about our nation's history. Telling stories about traumatic past events can prove challenging, though. How can we inspire young people from all...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Kutztown University recently honored Professor Cheryl Hochberg, Dr. Todd Underwood and Dr. Adrienne Oakley, during the faculty recognition ceremony. Dr. Hochberg, chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, received a Chambliss Faculty Research Award; Dr....
  • Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'

    Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'
    PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students. Gutmann lay on the floor with student...