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  • War contractors ready for Middle East battle

    President Barack Obama has stressed that the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State can be won without "boots on the ground." But it depends on who's wearing the boots. Thousands of private security contractors, who played critical, below-...
  • Culture change is central to stopping campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON The University of Virginia is now at the center of the growing debate over campus sexual assault. A searing account in Rolling Stone of the gang rape of a freshman at a fraternity party in 2012 has triggered a firestorm of criticism at...
  • A day to say thanks

    Editor's note: Each year at this time we choose to run our traditional column of thanks. There is something very American about gratitude. We aren't known for our humility. We are inclined to boast about who we are and what we've got. But we also are...
  • Groups seek to save Battle of Princeton's hallowed ground

    PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans. Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times. American soldiers were...
  • Huntington Ingalls looks to maintain its work flow

    Huntington Ingalls looks to maintain its work flow
    Business is bustling at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Look no further than the company's Newport News shipyard, where three aircraft carriers are in various stages of work. But those jobs are scheduled to end in 2016, and on Thursday the company's...
  • Chris Christie's style colors presidential prospects

    BOCA RATON, Fla. Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker. For the moment, the Republican establishment is looking past his temper, the George Washington Bridge scandal, his state's budget problems and the uneasy feeling...
  • Giving thanks for the pecan tree

    Giving thanks for the pecan tree
    As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from...
  • Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers

    Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers
    When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree. Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Obama's amnesty order: Necessary relief or abuse of power?

    President Barack Obama may be on the verge of signing an executive order granting de facto amnesty to as many as 5 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. Democrats and immigration activists generally support the idea of an executive...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Obama has power to act: Front & Center

    Obama has power to act: Front & Center
    With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...