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  • Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series

    Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
  • The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in Jersey

    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that...
  • In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]

    In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]
    Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully." The...
  • Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist

    Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist
    Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
  • Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian

    Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...
  • Making an impact through science and discovery

    Making an impact through science and discovery
    Who: Kim L. Cavendish of Boca Raton. The president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater in Fort Lauderdale received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Florida Association of...
  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
  • Hampton Roads Reader Requests for November

    Hampton Roads Reader Requests for November
    Take a look at this month's top 5 fiction and non-fiction requests from readers at the Barnes and Noble store at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. Several are repeats from past months. Top 5 Fiction - "The First Phone Call from Heaven" by Mitch Albom...
  • You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]

    You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]
    Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy." While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
  • Close down Gitmo? Why, sure

    Again with Guantanamo. Whenever this president can't answer a direct question about some failure of American security, or at least can't answer it satisfactorily, he goes into his riff about the need to ... close the brig at Guantanamo. This shtick...
  • What was that he said?

    Just what is the country supposed to make of our president's rambling stream-of-consciousness billed as a Major Policy Address at the National Defense University last week? To try to summarize: The war on terror, a term this president avoids, is now...