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  • Is this how we'll cure cancer?

    Is this how we'll cure cancer?
    For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...
  • Bette Midler honors Ann Richards, works nonstop for NYC

    "IT'S NOT hard to understand why so many (TV) series are based in the nation's capital. Political terrain is familiar: Washington, like show business, is everybody's business ... most of all everybody hates politicians, so much so that contempt for...
  • Michelle Knight: Ohio sex slave forgives her abuser, Ariel Castro

    Michelle Knight: Ohio sex slave forgives her abuser, Ariel Castro
    For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies. In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest

    Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled...
  • Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters

    Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters
    ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' trailer: A world on the brink of war

    The apes shall inherit the Earth. That's the gist of an ominous new trailer for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which showcases the growing ape community in the wake of a global pandemic that has decimated the human population. Directed by Matt Reeves...
  • What do the Putins of the world want?

    Vladimir Putin's Russia is a disaster of a declining population, corruption, authoritarianism, a warped economy and a high rate of alcoholism. Why, then, would Putin want to ruin additional territory in Crimea and Ukraine the way that he has wrecked most...
  • Top of the World, El Morro named Distinguished Schools

    Laguna Beach's two public elementary schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, according to a news release. The state's Department of Education recognized Top of the World and El Morro, along with 422 other elementary schools in...
  • Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd Win Theater World Awards for Broadway Debuts (COMPLETE LIST)

    Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd, Zachary Levi and Sophie Okonedo are among the dozen performers to score this year's Theater World Awards, the annual kudo that honors thesps making their Broadway or Off Broadway debut. Cranston snags the laurel for his...
  • FEC allows political groups to accept bitcoin donations

    FEC allows political groups to accept bitcoin donations
    The Federal Election Commission ruled unanimously Thursday that certain political committees can accept contributions in bitcoins, a digital currency that has gained traction among free-market advocates but drawn criticism for making it easier to sell...