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  • In Theory: What's our responsibility toward sweatshops?

    More than a thousand workers were killed in Bangladesh when a building used as a garment factory collapsed. It's alleged that a factory in China making products for Apple has nets installed to stop people leaping to their deaths after 18 suicides there....
  • In Theory: Do we bring tragedy on ourselves?

    The recent tornado in Oklahoma that killed 24 people and destroyed or damaged 12,000 homes has stirred up a row on social networking site Twitter. The day after the disaster, popular evangelical speaker and author John Piper tweeted two references to...
  • In Theory: Are parts of Scripture outdated and in need of change?

    It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
  • In Theory: Can believers and nonbelievers find common ground?

    Can believers and nonbelievers connect? Is there a common ground they can agree on? Writing in the New York Times, T. M. Luhrmann thinks there may be, but admits it's going to be difficult. The author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the...
  • Eagles defensive mess the result of years of neglect

     
    That Andy Reid had no experience as a coordinator before being hired to run the Philadelphia Eagles turned out not to matter when it came to building a consistent championship contender. That he had no experience whatsoever playing or coaching......
  • Reader Q&A: Bears mailbag

    Who's the best edge rusher in the draft? RaiderNation4Life, from Twitter It’s Georgia’s Jarvis Jones. Forget about his slow 40 time. He has the burst to defeat a blocker, and he can close on the quarterback. He fits better in a 3-4 as an...
  • Bible in Obama inauguration on display

    Bible in Obama inauguration on display
    Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham...
  • Mildred J. Hailey, homemaker

    Mildred J. Hailey, homemaker
    Mildred J. Hailey, a homemaker and volunteer, died Monday of heart failure at Vasona Creek Rehabilitation Center in San Jose, Calif. The former Linthicum Heights resident was 87. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Mildred Jones was...
  • South Shore man, 74, fatally shot while talking to friend

    South Shore man, 74, fatally shot while talking to friend
    A 74-year-old man who neighbors say was a bedrock of his neighborhood was shot in the head and killed Friday night in South Shore, authorities said. The slaying took place on the 6800 block of South East End Avenue at about 7:15 p.m., Chicago Police...
  • William Thomas Napier Martin IX, postcard collector

    William Thomas Napier Martin IX, postcard collector
    William Thomas Napier Martin IX, who with his wife became one of the world's largest collectors and sellers of period vintage postcards, died Wednesday of heart disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Havre de Grace resident was 71....
  • USS Sampson returns from deployment

    USS Sampson returns from deployment
    SAN DIEGO -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego Friday as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay prepares to depart for the Persian Gulf Saturday amid tensions with Iran over its nuclear...