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  • Why we should honor a woman on the $20 bill

    Why we should honor a woman on the $20 bill
    What's one thing all the cash in your wallet has in common? The face of an old, white man. Granted, all of the men who adorn paper currency are historically significant to our nation. George Washington bravely led the troops during the Revolutionary War...
  • A rundown of scandal and corruption in New Jersey politics

    With a corruption indictment announced last week, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez became the latest in a long line of New Jersey's top elected officials to be hit by scandal or corruption accusations. The Democrat denies doing anything illegal. Here's a...
  • Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73

    Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73
    After the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, nearly everyone knew that White House spokesman James Brady had been shot in the head and partially paralyzed in the attack by a mentally deranged assailant, John W. Hinckley Jr. But...
  • Gun-control activist and widow of James Brady dies at 73

    Sarah Kemp Brady, who became an activist for gun control after her husband was shot in the head in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Friday. Brady, 73, died in a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia, after battling...
  • Carnett: Ability to log so many transcontinental miles is a tribute to engineering

    I've reviewed the data, and the numbers are interesting. But they pale in comparison to numbers racked up by politicians or baseball players — and I'm not talking batting averages. Here's the deal: During my lifetime, I've logged at least 130...
  • The 1700s: A look back at the world that Miguel Cabrera lived in

    The 1700s: A look back at the world that Miguel Cabrera lived in
    The world that inspired the art of Miguel Cabrera, and the lost masterpiece of his that was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was one that few today would recognize. “From Spaniard and Morisca, Albino,” a work of art...
  • Taming Burlington's Taine Mountain Preserve

    Taming Burlington's Taine Mountain Preserve
    Burlington's Taine Mountain Preserve is one of those places across Connecticut that surprise you, especially when you travel through suburbia to get there. On my journey to the preserve, urban sprawl and rows of commercial shopping centers along Route 6...
  • Bethlehem's Sun Inn could house distillery

    Bethlehem's Sun Inn could house distillery
    Bethlehem's Sun Inn, a 1758 landmark that draws heritage tourists and ghost hunters, is attracting a very different kind of spirit. A startup distillery business, Christmas City Spirits, wants to make aged whiskey and brandy at the historic haunt. Brett...
  • Rutter: 'Our Cheap Man Mitch' rediscovers human bondage

    Just when you thought dehumanizing cheapness could not find a new voice, darn if one doesn't pop up. Congratulations, Purdue President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. You have reintroduced the glorious benefits of indentured servitude to American...
  • John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests

    John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, discusses the GOP agenda, Obamacare and the Department of Homeland Security on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy...
  • Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton

    Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton
    A remarkable collection of rare books valued at $300 million has been donated to Princeton, the university announced Tuesday. The collection is the largest gift ever received by the university. The gift was made by William H. Scheide, a philanthropist...