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  • Big pharma should support the NIH

    Big pharma should support the NIH
    Recently at a reception, one of my faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins expressed concern about her academic future. The pay line for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in her field was 7 percent; that means that she has to spend two or three weeks...
  • Talk of the County: Readers gang up on Hillary Clinton

    Don't need another Clinton I hope the American people are smart enough to see that we don't need another Clinton in the White House. They've already pilfered and embarrassed this country enough. Bill Clinton is the laughing stock of the world. Still the...
  • Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Want a woman on the $20? Try Jeannette Rankin.

    New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen recently introduced a bill to have a woman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020, to coincide with the centenary of women's suffrage. Notables such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks are leading the pack to be...
  • Consumer Reports: Eat the peach, not the pesticide

    A recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of Americans. Are these worries justified? And should we all be buying organics, which can cost an average 49 percent more than standard produce?...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • Obama seeks conservative court's relief on immigration plan halt

    HOUSTON President Barack Obama's efforts to let almost 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. may languish as his second term winds down unless he can win over one of the nation's most conservative appeals courts. Two of the three appellate...
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Lawmakers have insisted on having a say on what could be a historic accord that...
  • Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, influential Chinese librarian, dies at 105

    Tsuen-hsuin "T.H." Tsien, considered by colleagues as the most influential Chinese librarian in America, developed one of the country's greatest East Asian libraries at the University of Chicago. Mr. Tsien, former curator of the Far Eastern Library of...
  • Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

    Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. Francis has been credited with having helped the United States and Cuba reach their historic rapprochement by...
  • PA Congressman Bill Shuster admits to 'personal relationship' with airlines lobbyist

    PA Congressman Bill Shuster admits to 'personal relationship' with airlines lobbyist
    WASHINGTON — House Transportation chairman Bill Shuster, R-Blair, has acknowledged a "close private and personal relationship" with a female lobbyist for an airline association whose job is to influence his committee. The recently divorced...