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  • The Week in Pictures | Feb. 2-8, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual communication. This week, incredible images out of Taiwan, where a TransAsia plane clipped a taxi and an elevated motorway before crashing into the Keelung river outside the capital of Taipei....
  • The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day

    The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day
    This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of a love affair between the United States and Saudi Arabia that began with a bizarre meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the first king of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, whose son and...
  • Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera

    Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera
    Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune carried a story by Ron Grossman, who wrote about polio in Chicago in the 1950s; how the illness caused hundreds of deaths each year, creating widespread fear. If you lived in the city then, you heard the alarm in a parent's...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
  • Election Day: 'I just wish a lot of people voted'

    Election Day: 'I just wish a lot of people voted'
    What if the city of Los Angeles had an election and no one showed up? As of Tuesday¬†morning, about 15% of vote-by-mail ballots had been returned to the Los Angeles city clerk’s office. The office sent 723,727 ballots to absentee voters and had...
  • Revealing author to speak at Festival of the Arts Boca

    Revealing author to speak at Festival of the Arts Boca
    Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks can't quite get over how the story of her May-December marriage to New York legal eagle Robert Morgenthau has been reviewed, mostly glowingly. "This is my fourth book and I never had a book...
  • Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?

    Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?
    While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class whites? Much has been said and written — some of it by me —...
  • Almanac

    Feb. 26, 1915 Letter from the Editor: Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 12 To The Star: On account of too much "business" going on here our boat trip down the Indian river is being postponed from time to time, but we hope it is now not far in advance. The...
  • Pictures in the News | February 5, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast with a view of Manhattan pictured from the Observatory of the Empire State Building. Start spreading the news....
  • Doyle McManus: GOP so far lacks foreign policy beyond 'not Obama'

    Doyle McManus: GOP so far lacks foreign policy beyond 'not Obama'
    Most presidential campaigns focus mostly on domestic issues such as the economy, taxes and health care, not foreign policy. But the 2016 presidential campaign is already shaping up to be an exception to that rule. For one thing, the world is a mess. The...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...