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19 min ago | Lowell Sun

Kayyem talks about paper on interrogation

Now a candidate for the state's highest executive office, Juliette Kayyem in years past entered the crucible of the debate over enhanced interrogation, targeted killing and other "war on terror" tactics, advocating for an approach to give more responsibility for battlefield decisions to the president, with oversight.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

19 min ago | Kirkland Reporter

Baby Boomers could be healthiest generation ever, if only ... | Gustafson

Older Americans have a much better chance to enjoy many more years of good health and vitality than any generation before them due to better medical treatment and easier access to healthcare, according to a recent study, based on data collected by government health agencies over the last three decades.


Related Topix: Opinion

19 min ago |

Learn to turn your love of theater into a career

The StarMaker Performing Arts Center in Norton has scheduled a speaker to talk about what it takes to start a career in the performing arts.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Norton, OH

4 hrs ago |

Architect Frank Gehry to Create Set Design for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Focused on Pierre Boulez

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces the participation of world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry , in its November 2014 exploration of the life and career of Pierre Boulez , the revolutionary composer, conductor and curator whose 89th birthday was March 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, California, University of Southern California

8 hrs ago | WHDH

Woman attacked early Monday on Beacon Street in Somerville

Police in Somerville are investigating an attack that occurred early Monday morning.


Related Topix: Somerville, MA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Harvard University Student Assaulted In Somerville

The female undergraduate student claims a man grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into an alley.


Related Topix: Somerville, MA, Cambridge, MA

Rockford High School senior wins Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship

Rockford High School senior Tessa Powers dreams of designing prosthetics, not just to restore limbs, but to give someone back a piece of themselves, the 17-year-old said.


Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Science / Technology, Space, Rockford, MI, Education Etc.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action here

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Live Science

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text

This papyrus, said to be from ancient times, says that Jesus had a wife. Its discovery was announced in 2012 and new information uncovered by Live Science casts doubt on its origins.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Venice, FL, Sarasota County, FL

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Kitchen Stove Film Festival showing The Lunchbox

A mistaken delivery paves the way for an unlikely romance in the Kitchen Stove Film Series next showing, The Lunchbox .


Related Topix: Life of Pi, Irrfan Khan


Book club with political bent

A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican

Nerve News

Monkey as maths tutor for your kid

Go tell this to your kid who is throwing tantrums at learning maths. According to a new research, even monkeys have the ability to use numbers and symbols to add up.


Words and what not

#Wikidata - Rulan Chao Pian and the Otto Kinkeldey Award

Mrs Rulan Chao Pian was a distinguished musicologist. She was one of the first female professors at Harvard University and, she received the Otto Kinkeldey award in 1968.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Deerfield Valley News

VBSR's 24th Annual Spring Conference

Registration is open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility's 24th Annual Spring Conference on May 14. VBSR's largest event of the year, and Vermont's largest gathering of socially responsible business professionals, will be held from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the University of Vermont's Davis Center in Burlington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Kevin Rudd cheered at Harvard University

Kevin Rudd wasn't so popular at the last federal election, but he is earning plenty of applause in his new job at Harvard University.


The Washington Post

The new SAT: Aptitude testing for college admissions falls out of favor

The College Board is changing the SAT again. The Post's Nick Anderson explains some things you might not know about the college admissions test and how it has evolved - starting with the meaning behind the letters "SAT."


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Yale University, University of Washington

a.R.T. Adds Father Comes Home from the Wars to 2014-15 Season; Performances Begin Jan. 2015

The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russ o , has announced the remaining production planned for its 2014/15 Season: Father Comes Home From the Wars , written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jo Bonney , in a co-production with The Public ... (more)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Porgy and Bess

The Washington Post

Actually, online skimming probably hasna t affected serious reading after all

A popular Washington Post article by my colleague Michael S. Rosenwald said that researchers were finding that the habit of scanning and skinning material online was changing the human brain and hindering people's" ability to read long, complex and dense material.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, Education


Male Soldier, Female Patriot

Imagine a young woman during America's colonial period, alone, with little or no family, no money, no property, and no formal education.


Related Topix: Transgender

Holtville Tribune

A molecular approach to solar power

It's an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn't shine.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry, Science