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  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • Frederik Pohl dies at 93; science fiction writer, editor and agent

    Frederik Pohl dies at 93; science fiction writer, editor and agent
    Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died. He was 93. Pohl died Monday at a hospital after experiencing respiratory problems at his home in the Chicago suburb...
  • Obamacare's next round

    Obamacare's next round
    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • North Carolina voters fear new ID law will keep them from polls

    North Carolina voters fear new ID law will keep them from polls
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife. No birth certificate was issued; a...
  • Fred Katz dies at 94; musician, composer brought cello to jazz

    Fred Katz dies at 94; musician, composer brought cello to jazz
    Fred Katz, a musician, composer and educator who helped introduce the cello to jazz, died Sept. 7 in Santa Monica from complications of kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his son, Hyman Katz. A child prodigy on...
  • Physical fitness boosts brainpower in kids, study finds

    Physical fitness boosts brainpower in kids, study finds
    Forget that stereotype about the dumb jock. A new study reveals that kids who are more physically fit score higher on geography tests, too. Previous research has found that out-of-shape kids get lower grades in school and perform worse on tasks...
  • Amending congressional pay

     Amending congressional pay
    Gregory Watson's college essay received a C — and changed America. The next time someone goes on about how one citizen can't make a difference in this country or how the political system cannot be changed, tell them the story of Watson and the...
  • Germans go to the polls; Merkel the likely winner

    Germans go to the polls; Merkel the likely winner
    LONDON — Germans began heading to the polls Sunday morning in an election that will probably see their popular chancellor, Angela Merkel, voted in for a third term but forced to share power in government with one of the runner-up parties. The...
  • Germany's Merkel elected to third term as chancellor, exit poll shows

    Germany's Merkel elected to third term as chancellor, exit poll shows
    BERLIN — Angela Merkel appeared to have won a third term as chancellor in Germany’s elections Sunday, according to the first exit poll, but she faces tricky negotiations to form a coalition with the left-wing opposition after a surge in...
  • Porn industry: 'No indication' new HIV case was contracted on set

    Porn industry: 'No indication' new HIV case was contracted on set
    A trade association for the adult entertainment industry says there's no indication that a porn performer who tested positive for HIV was infected on set. The Free Speech Coalition, a national trade association for the adult entertainment industry,...
  • Ex-Mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to false imprisonment, battery

    Ex-Mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to false imprisonment, battery
    SAN DIEGO — Ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment of women, Tuesday pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. Under the plea agreement,...