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  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi

    Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi
    RIDGELAND, Miss. — Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer. As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he...
  • 'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids

     'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids
    Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg. Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms. So Freeman latched onto the story...
  • Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird

    Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird
    At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. One of the most...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood

    Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry. The new Emerson building on...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
  • Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win

    Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win
    Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.   On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects. On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
  • 'The Square' Takes Top Trophy at International Documentary Awards

    Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association. The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
  • New Cal State Long Beach president selected

    New Cal State Long Beach president selected
    A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach. Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...