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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • 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

    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 glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales, shook hands, high-...
  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town. The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
  • DMV Deputy Commissioner Resigns Suddenly

    Deputy Commissioner Victor M. Diaz of the state Department of Motor Vehicles has resigned his $115,000-a-year position, the department confirmed Wednesday afternoon. "I accepted the resignation last night at 8:40 p.m. of the Deputy Commissioner for...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'

    'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'
    There are episodes of “Mad Men,” like last week’s “The Better Half,” where it’s hard to believe how much is packed into a single hour of television.  Then there are episodes like “A Tale of Two Cities,”...
  • Florida Democrats converge on Hollywood for annual gathering

    Florida Democrats converge on Hollywood for annual gathering
    The center of the political world, at least for Florida’s Democrats, on Saturday was the two-story atrium at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, an oasis of cool air and sweet smells – the hotel’s signature white tea scent –...
  • Boehner criticizes GOP groups again, but also wants to move on

    On the day after declaring war on the conservative groups that helped propel his party to power in the House, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday was advancing a two-pronged strategy—delivering another brush-back pitch at them while arguing that...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress

    Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress
    South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton. Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. “I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Garry Winogrand and William Klein provide snapshots of 20th century culture

    Garry Winogrand and William Klein provide snapshots of 20th century culture
    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art earlier this year mounted a major retrospective of Garry Winogrand's work, a sweeping photographic chronicle that offers a glimpse of American character from 1950 to the early 1980s. Winogrand — a...
  • O'Malley speaks at 50th anniversary of March on Washington

    O'Malley speaks at 50th anniversary of March on Washington
    WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay...