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  • Obama's next Supreme Court nominee

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 2 pm EDT The White House is "focusing'' on three potential nominees to succeed the long-serving Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who is close to a decision about retirement, Bloomberg News reports, citing......
  • Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer

    Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer
    Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Almost every...
  • Down with pants, up with telecommuting

    Down with pants, up with telecommuting
    I hate wearing pants. They’re uncomfortable and restrictive, the waist too snug, the legs too itchy. And they deny people their inalienable right to see my calves, which I consider two of my best features. Yet here I sit. In an office. In pants....
  • Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

    Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money? Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
  • Employer-based health insurance plans no longer work

    Employer-based health insurance plans no longer work
    It seems clear that change is coming to the U.S. healthcare system. President-elect Barack Obama wants it. Congress wants it. Even the insurance industry says the time is ripe to do things differently. But not too differently. The idea of doing away with...
  • The Many Types of Skin Cancer

    The Many Types of Skin Cancer
    As a sun lover with a fair complexion and a history of blistering sunburns, I've spent much of the last decade waiting for skin cancer. So when I noticed that a fleshy pink nodule on the side of my head seemed to be growing exponentially, I headed to...
  • Saying 'I do' while still in school

    Saying 'I do' while still in school
    (CNN) -- While most college students are hooking up on the dance floor or checking each other out by scrolling through Facebook profile pictures, a small number of students are doing something really counter-cultural -- they're getting married before they...
  • Forget Texas, Florida needs to go its own way

    Forget Texas, Florida needs to go its own way
    Gov. Rick Scott's fixation with all things Texas is on the verge of moving from harmless emulation (his signature black cowboy boots embroidered with "45th Governor") to unchecked obsession. Scott has looked to Texas Gov. Rick Perry when formulating...
  • Bomb threats prompt evacuations at universities in Texas and North Dakota

    Bomb threats prompt evacuations at universities in Texas and North Dakota
    A pair of bomb threats have resulted in the evacuation of universities in North Dakota and Texas. The website for the University of Texas at Austin had an alert saying, “"Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible.”...
  • Timeline: Worst U.S. mass shootings

    Timeline: Worst U.S. mass shootings
    A heavily armed gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday, July 20, killing at least 12 and wounding 38. Police arrested a suspect in theater's parking lot. Here are some of the worst U.S. mass shootings since World War II....
  • 'Change agent' for the Field Museum

    'Change agent' for the Field Museum
    In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...