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  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Alleged bogus businesswoman arrested on suspicion of fraud

    Alleged bogus businesswoman arrested on suspicion of fraud
    A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said. Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken...
  • Doctors operate on heart of a 25-week-old fetus [video]

    Doctors operate on heart of a 25-week-old fetus [video]
    A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.  These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
  • Mayor picks new CHA chief

    Mayor picks new CHA chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned. Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
  • Balto. Co.'s lack of affordable housing contributes to homelessness

     Balto. Co.'s lack of affordable housing contributes to homelessness
    I was encouraged that your recent editorial on suburban homelessness pointed out that as poverty increases in the suburbs, so inevitably will the numbers of homeless families and individuals ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13). There was, however, no...
  • On going to Congress

    WASHINGTON -- A dozen years ago, as President George W. Bush was beginning to build his case for invading Iraq, a key Justice Department lawyer argued forcefully before a Senate subcommittee that the president had the power as commander-in-chief to wage...
  • It's America's most famous vegan strip club, thanks to Cory Booker

    Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance. After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely...
  • Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown

    Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown
    Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
  • College Degree The Fruit Of Hard Work — And Much Assistance

    Success is often characterized in a way that celebrates individual achievement, perseverance and personal triumph. Although it is true that it is my name is on my new college diploma, there is simply no way I would have made it to this day without a broad...
  • Editorial: Sequester Hitting Poor Where They Live

    Editorial: Sequester Hitting Poor Where They Live
    If you were entertaining the notion that the so-called sequester is really a good idea, it isn't. It may end up putting hundreds of poor Connecticut families out on the street. That is just one of many adverse effects beginning to take shape as a result...
  • Strategies to combat truancy

    Strategies to combat truancy
    School districts across Illinois and around the U.S. use an array of tools to get kindergarten to eighth-grade students back in school, implementing promising anti-truancy measures without significant additional spending or staff. Experts say the most...