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  • Houston's Astrodome, the 'eighth wonder of the world'

    The Houston Astros' team buses rolled to a stop outside the mammoth domed structure. The afternoon sun reflected off the steel beams and translucent panels that made up the vast circular roof, one 642 feet in diameter and unrivaled in the world. The...
  • Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'

    Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'
    The Baltimore-born writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith looks for the places in language where the intellect breaks down and raw feeling takes over. Nearly always, she finds it in the "uhhs," "you knows," sentence fragments and the other stuff that...
  • In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'

     In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'
    It may beggar the imagination that 1960s Alabama should evoke this concrete jungle of a Chinese city. Yet Hong Kong viewers of "Selma" are seeing echoes of the American civil rights struggle in their own fight for democracy. In the film, baton-...
  • With fist jabs and shifting smiles, 'Power Goes' is politics of LBJ

    With fist jabs and shifting smiles, 'Power Goes' is politics of LBJ
    Herding cats: Now there's a skill politicians could use today. Lyndon Baines Johnson, our folksy dictator-president of the '60s, had it by the ton, alternately muscling and charming his victim-cohorts into obedience, passing the legislation he wanted,...
  • Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor, also a US ambassador, dies

    Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98. Family spokesman James Garcia said Castro died in his sleep in San Diego, where he was in hospice care. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey...
  • Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history

    Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history
    In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results. Such was the case of Curtis Gans, a serious game-changer who, as a University of North Carolina graduate, helped engineer...
  • Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

    This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." What better time to focus on a...
  • Clinton/Warren: 2016's dream team?

    Clinton/Warren: 2016's dream team?
    Remember way back when Bill Clinton was nominated for president in 1992? His first big decision was to choose a running mate. When he selected Sen. Al Gore, the political gurus pounced: big error, two good-old Southern boys, too much alike, limited...
  • Bauer, 3 Indians relievers lose no-hit bid in 9th vs Astros

    Even if four Cleveland Indians pitchers had combined on a no-hitter, manager Terry Francona wasn't certain it would've been cause for celebration. Jed Lowrie broke up the bid by homering with one out in the ninth inning for Houston's only hit Thursday in...
  • 'The Culture War' -- a battle the GOP can't win

    'The Culture War' -- a battle the GOP can't win
    The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don't know it yet. That's the takeaway from the remarkable events of last week wherein the states of Indiana and Arkansas executed high-speed U-turns -- we're talking skid marks on...
  • 5 things to know about White House state dinners

    Guess who's coming to dinner at the White House? Not as many people as you might expect. President Barack Obama has held the fewest number of state dinners since Harry Truman occupied the Oval Office 70 years ago. Obama held seven state dinners during...