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  • From poor immigrant to Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor

    Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he wondered, did the white kids ride on a bus while he and his friends from Mexico had to walk? And later: Why were Hispanics always working as...
  • Raul Castro dies at 98; Arizona's only Latino governor

    Raul Castro dies at 98; Arizona's only Latino governor
    Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Latino 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. Castro was a self-made...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dame Helen Mirren Rules over David Letterman

    "Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity." -- Barbara Stanwyck NOW that he is getting ready to depart late-night television, David Letterman is more interesting to watch than ever. He seems to be giving free rein to all his impulses. And...
  • Missing the afternoon newspaper headlines

    In the books section of the Feb. 21 Wall Street Journal, there is a quote attributed to former President Lyndon B. Johnson: “If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read ‘...
  • Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?

    Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?
    It has taken 170 years, but Florida finally has viable candidates for the White House — not one, but two. If that doesn't sound exactly overwhelming, consider that this is two more viable candidates than in the 42 presidential elections since...
  • Beyoncé on Grammys; 'Walking Dead' returns

    Beyoncé on Grammys; 'Walking Dead' returns
    Zombies, singers and comedians fill the weekend bill. The highlights: 1. Grammys, 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS Beyoncé will perform with John Legend and Common. She will sing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," then the segment will go into "Glory" from the movie...
  • Who loves America?

    Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat -- and winning praise in some quarters -- for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he questioned President Obama's love for America. Speaking at Manhattan's upscale...