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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Like others, Charlotte's no-bid contract lets Motorola lock up market share

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Motorola has thrived virtually without competition as Charlotte's emergency radio company, scoring more than $60 million in no-bid contracts over the last decade. The latest sole-source deal, approved by the Charlotte City Council last...
  • With Columbus' bid, Ohio could host two political conventions in 2016

    With Columbus' bid, Ohio could host two political conventions in 2016
    When a delegation from the Democratic National Committee arrives in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, former Gov. Ted Strickland will be at a downtown plaza alongside local officials to greet the group. About a month after Cleveland was selected as the site of...
  • Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes

     Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes
    Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes: 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber...
  • NFL roundup: New drug policy could affect suspended players

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: New drug policy could affect suspended players Wes Welker and Josh Gordon are two of a handful of suspended players closely watching to see if the NFL and the players' union are able to strike a deal to modify the league'...
  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind?

    I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the...
  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Rob Lowe Appears in a New 'Sex Tape'

    Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see. In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
  • Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV

    Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV
    It's no secret that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a large man. And because of his size, we don't usually see him doing active things on TV, like hiking, biking or dancing. Which is probably why Jimmy Fallon recruited him to perform "The Evolution of...
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....