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  • Who Decides When Beliefs Are Burdened?

    On July 3, the Supreme Court temporarily exempted Wheaton College, a Christian college, from part of regulations requiring contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. There was a furious reaction from the three female members of the court,...
  • When you can't let go: Treatment can break the grip of hoarding disorder

    Harvard Health Blog Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Experience is a great teacher

    I would not say Capt. Mulcahy was a fair man. However, for some reason he indulged my eccentric fantasies. I’m sure being a golden gloves contender had something to do with his benevolent and tolerant attitude. Mulcahy commanded the 41st police...
  • Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history

    Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history
    It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear. But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
  • Highland Park city manager to retire

    Highland Park city manager to retire
    Come November, Highland Park City Manager David Knapp will retire from a 44-year career in public administration that has included a two-year swan song of sorts in Highland Park. This has been the plan all along, Knapp said. After lengthy stints as city...
  • Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014

     Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014
    Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her. "While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
  • ISIS' victories may win it recruits from rival Syrian rebel groups

    IRBIL, Iraq When the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria swept aside Iraqi security forces in just two days of fighting to seize control of much of northern and central Iraq, it appears they also took control of the initiative in their fight...
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  • Iraqi forces ready to strike after Obama offers advisers

    Iraqi forces ready to strike after Obama offers advisers
    Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad on Friday, aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose drive toward the capital prompted the United States to send military advisers to stiffen government resistance. Iraq's senior Shi'ite religious cleric...
  • Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby
    The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...
  • What the Hobby Lobby ruling means to people of faith

    To the editor: Reading The Times' disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling, which said corporations like Hobby Lobby don't have to provide their employees with insurance that covers some contraceptives at no extra cost, made me wonder why it was not...