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Edward Brooke, 1st black elected US senator, dies

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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The have and the have-nots: Universities competing for Obama library site

In the contest to host his presidential library, two public universities that serve needy communities fear the playing field has been tilted against them by a pair of... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015


For Obama library, a contest of haves vs have-nots

President Barack Obama has preached economic opportunity and equal access to education as cornerstones of the legacy he wants to leave behind. But in the contest to... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014


Young generation no slouches at volunteering

Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014


Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops

Christmas saw the arrival of a host of fresh fare for moviegoers, but "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" were no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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