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  • Make rejections your rocket fuel

    Make rejections your rocket fuel
    Dear Carnegie Mellon applicants, You must have woken up wondering if this week was all a bad dream. And who can blame you? First, on Monday, you were welcomed to the school's prestigious graduate computer science program. Then, a day later, you and...
  • Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay in lower-wage industries

    The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries. Other retailers and some fast food restaurants may now feel compelled to follow suit to...
  • Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

    Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
    For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, according to...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind
    John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes had a plan. Oregon's governor and first lady didn't just want to lift the poorest Oregonians into the middle class; they wanted to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, Hayes said. They didn't just want to...
  • Deflategate: Pats Staffer Allegedly Gave Unapproved Ball To Refs

    Deflategate: Pats Staffer Allegedly Gave Unapproved Ball To Refs
    INDIANAPOLIS — The Deflategate story took another twist on Tuesday night, with ESPN reporting that a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to put an unapproved special teams football into play during the Patriots' victory over the Colts in the...
  • Snow falling off Boston-area roof buries 1 man, pummels 4 others

    Snow falling off Boston-area roof buries 1 man, pummels 4 others
    Snow falling off a Boston-area ice rink roof buried a man and pummeled four other people Wednesday as they were walking on a path near the rink, police said. The man was partially dug out by his brother and a rink employee before firefighters arrived...
  • Snowbound Bostonians jump out windows, scale snow mountains

    Thrill-seekers jumping out windows into snowbanks and posting videos of their feats online. Snowmobilers racing through normally busy Boston streets with snowboarders in tow. And college students skiing and sledding down a colossal snow pile dubbed "Mount...
  • The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day

    The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day
    There are three things for sure in this world: death, taxes and that the sometimes-radical animal rights organization PETA will protest the Westminster Kennel Club (or just about any) Dog Show. For the last several years, People for the Ethical Treatment...
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Singer dies

    Irving Singer, a philosopher, author of nearly two dozen books and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has died at age 89. He died on Feb. 1 after a period of declining health, his daughter Emily Singer confirmed on Monday. Singer,...
  • Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then out

    Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then out
    Ben Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. He even went out to dinner with his parents to celebrate. Then he got a second email saying he hadn't been accepted...
  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...