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  • Ireland inflict shock defeat on champions New Zealand

    (Reuters) - Ireland pulled off one of the greatest ever shocks in women's rugby by beating reigning champions New Zealand 17-14 in their World Cup pool match in Marcoussis, France, on Tuesday. A late solo try by wing Alison Miller, followed by a...
  • James Brady, the pope and ethnic stereotypes

    When James Brady died Monday, most Americans probably thought of him in connection with one of two things: the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan — in which Brady, the amiable president’s amiable press secretary, was seriously wounded...
  • What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas

     What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas
    In July, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested trying to board a plane for L.A. for a screening of his film "Documented," about his life before and after he "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant living in the U.S. for decades. For the first time since...
  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • Wrongly Convicted Deserve Better From State

    The criminal justice system in Connecticut stole half of Kenneth Ireland's life. The least the state should do is compensate him for his searing loss of freedom in a timely manner. But Mr. Ireland and others like him who have been wrongly convicted...
  • Conviction Reviews Could Spare Innocent, State

    Kenneth Ireland lost the years when he might have gone to college, started a career, begun a family. They were taken from him when he was jailed for 21 years for a rape and murder that he didn't commit. He was exonerated in 2009 when DNA testing led...
  • Ronaldo appears to be back to old self in Portugal's win over Ireland

    Ronaldo appears to be back to old self in Portugal's win over Ireland
    At first glance, a mandatory dress code appeared to have been imposed Tuesday at the final pre-World Cup friendly for the 32 teams. Second glance, too. Supporters of Portugal blanketed MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, across the river from New York City,...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Battle Fatigue, Shell Shock, PTSD: Treatment Of Soldiers' Mental Illness Still Evolving

    On Dec. 14, 1918, a month after the armistice was signed ending the first world war, The Courant ran a story on Page 1 reporting the miraculous effect the war's conclusion seemed to have on thousands of mentally wounded warriors. "SHELL SHOCK SOLDIERS...
  • Viewing the World Cup from Southern California

    Viewing the World Cup from Southern California
    Can’t make it to Brazil? That doesn’t mean you can’t elbow your way through a crowd of drunken fans to a front-row seat for this summer’s World Cup, which kicks off Thursday. Viewing parties are scheduled all over Southern...
  • Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship
    Rory McIlroy, just days removed from a very public breakup with fiancee and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, shot a six-under-par 66 to wipe out a seven-stroke deficit and win the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, on Sunday. The 25-year-...