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  • This week's best-sellers

    This week's best-sellers
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99). In this latest addition in the Alex Cross series, the detective returns to track down a slew of serial killers in Washington, D.C. Last week: — 2. "A Week in...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history. They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
  • Fine line

     
    Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full......
  • Supercommittee #fail

     
    A congressional invention designed so that it would not fail, is -- barring a last-minute revelation -- going to fail. Pennsylvania's U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said as much during a Sunday morning appearance on CBS's Face the Nation. "Well, I......
  • Was one of Georgetown's canine mascots a war hero?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown's canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football was "Handsome Dan," a bulldog who was purchased by Yale student Andrew Graves in 1889. The bulldog became quite popular......
  • Fires in Florida and Cornwall, N.Y., destroy bits of history

     
    Fires in the eastern United States have destroyed two vastly different bits of irreplaceable history: a legendary cypress tree in Florida and an industrial complex in the New York community of Cornwall....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) WLS-AM: Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crains Chicago Business, Ray Long of the......
  • Dorworth, Florida House pay homage to The Senator

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House just paid tribute to the 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree near Longwood known as The Senator, a tree that was older than the Roman empire but was burned to the ground in January by a meth addict. Rep. Chris Dorworth,...
  • Recess appointment decision excerpts

     
    From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
  • Obama takes presidential oath from Supreme Court chief justice after much-noticed stumble

    After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to...
  • 10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears

    10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears
    The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...