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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • They said no to Alice Munro: The Nobel winner's rejection letters

    The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s. “There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
  • At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision
    AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

    As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
  • 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...
  • 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...