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01/30/2015 - 12:22am

    Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

    This is how my son remembers it:

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01/30/2015 - 12:09am

    The NFL has called this "very serious."

    "The Patriots are guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion," Christopher Gasper wrote at the Boston Globe.

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01/29/2015 - 11:59pm

    Of all the manifestations of crony capitalism in American history, none is more sickening than the concatenation of racial prejudice, business greed and big-government protection that segregated urban and suburban housing during the 20th century....

01/29/2015 - 11:43pm

    Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures. Many bright ideas have foundered on the shoals of consumer rejection. The Product Failure Hall of Fame is too small to contain them all. But a few fall from such enormous heights of hype...

01/29/2015 - 11:31pm

    Whatever happens over the next two years, you can bet that 22nd century school children will know more about President Barack Obama than kids learn today about, say, Calvin Coolidge. He made history just by being the first non-white man to occupy the White...

01/29/2015 - 11:31pm

    For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I've always taken an interest in what was once called the women's page. After studying the sports section every morning, it's the next thing I turn to.

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