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The current fuss over Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's denial of biological evolution brings to mind a controversy in 1963 that drew national attention to the Harlem School District in suburban Rockford. The story was told in my book “Rockford — Big Town/Little City” as follows: The squabble was over a decision by Ruth Ann […]

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Well, here's a version of Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" we never thought we'd hear. On Tuesday's...

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Forget Vegas: This couple just had the best impromptu wedding of all time. Amy Poehler was hosting a...

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New technology, new needs. These days it seems like every member of your household has a cellphone of his or her own. What’s more, the current craze for wireless electronics includes not only phones, but also music players, headsets, laptops,...

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It wasn’t enough for the true story of 33 Chilean miners trapped a half mile underground for more than two months to have a happy ending. On top of that, Hollywood managed to put together a terrific ensemble of actors to tell the story in “The 33,”...

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After years of racking up followers, of posing artfully for the camera phone, of charging $1,400 a pop for her sought-after sponsored posts, the 19-year-old Instagram model Essena O'Neill came to a startling conclusion: The whole...

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In September, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a police officer in Fox Lake, Illinois, radioed in one morning to say he was pursuing three possible suspects. A short time later, he was found with a fatal gunshot wound, sparking a massive...

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November brings Veterans Day, and also this year the 50th anniversary of the major battle in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam involving the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division. Casualty rates on both sides made this one of the costliest battles of that...

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She might act tough, but Lady Gaga is only human.

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Instagram is a massively valuable social network. Some analysts think it's worth as much as $37 billion.

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Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin made this girl's 16th birthday one that she'll never forget.

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