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  • CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio

    The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
  • Former Sen. and Presidential Hopeful George McGovern Dies

    Former Sen. and Presidential Hopeful George McGovern Dies
    SIOUX FALLS, SD -- He was an outspoken critic of one war, but a hero in another. He was a leading Democrat who came from Republican roots. He was a politician who cared more about being on the right side of an issue than on the popular side. George...
  • The resilience of George McGovern

    The resilience of George McGovern
    Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and...
  • New Term, Familiar Challenges for Barack Obama

    New Term, Familiar Challenges for Barack Obama
    Washington -- Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Sargent Shriver

    Sargent Shriver
    Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who worked for JFK's and Lyndon Johnson's administrations, who launched social programs including the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Job Corps and led the War on Poverty, died Jan. 18. He was 95.
  • Identities of 5 in state care elude authorities

    Identities of 5 in state care elude authorities
    Since at least 1976, the woman who calls herself Seven has lived without a formal identity. She says she's 71 years old and a lifelong Cubs fan. She has fleeting childhood memories of visiting the Indiana Dunes but can recall little else and suffers from...
  • Coordinating care Medical Home Network will link hospitals, clinics and doctors serving Medicaid patients

    Coordinating care Medical Home Network will link hospitals, clinics and doctors serving Medicaid patients
    In an unprecedented effort to improve medical care on the Southwest Side, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, five private hospitals, and dozens of clinics and physician practices have agreed to cooperate in bolstering basic care for Medicaid...
  • Sargent Shriver Remembered at Funeral Mass

    Sargent Shriver Remembered at Funeral Mass
    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Sargent Shriver was honored at his funeral Saturday as much for his passion for helping others as his loving hugs and enjoyment of baseball. Shriver, who fulfilled his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy's campaign promise by starting...
  • Schwarzenegger, Shriver Split After 25 Years

    Schwarzenegger, Shriver Split After 25 Years
    BRENTWOOD (KTLA) -- Former California state Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his activist wife, Maria Shriver, have announced their separation after 25 years of marriage. The couple have not been living together in their Brentwood mansion for at...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father

    The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father
    Mark K. Shriver, a brother of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, explores his relationship with their father in his new book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Shriver, George McGovern's Democratic vice presidential...