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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • PASSINGS: Walt Bellamy

    PASSINGS: Walt Bellamy
    Walt Bellamy All-Star basketball player Walt Bellamy, 74, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee whose professional career spanned 14 seasons, died Saturday, the day after he attended the season home opener of the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks confirmed...
  • Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security chief, to head UC

    Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security chief, to head UC
    Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually...
  • Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson

    Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson
    It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke. The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
  • Prince George Is The Envy Of U.S. Royal Wannabes

    Prince George Is The Envy Of U.S. Royal Wannabes
    The birth of a future British monarch to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge captured the attention of the world. That island nation continues to hold the copyright on all things royal. There were, as Slate pointed out, 367,000 other babies born on the same...
  • Illinois GOP chairman: 2016 Chicago convention talk premature

     Illinois GOP chairman: 2016 Chicago convention talk premature
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said Saturday that any discussions about Chicago seeking to host the party's 2016 national convention represents “very loose” talk among a “loose group” of Republicans and has not...
  • In N.H., O'Malley draws on past as he looks to future

    In N.H., O'Malley draws on past as he looks to future
    Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead. Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
  • Coliseum Olympic torch to be lighted to honor JFK anniversary

    Coliseum Olympic torch to be lighted to honor JFK anniversary
    Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...
  • JFK death 50 years later: Gov. Jerry Brown recalls encounter

    JFK death 50 years later: Gov. Jerry Brown recalls encounter
    On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reminisced about his encounter with what he described as a charismatic, confident politician. "I had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy and I've never met a...
  • Kerry Washington, up for the fashion icon award

    Kerry Washington is everywhere. On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • To thine own selfie be true -- literally

    To thine own selfie be true -- literally
    Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....