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01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and pulled out a handgun that she legally carried. He...

01/23/2015 - 2:16am

    I spent the last three months of 2014 in another country. Over the course of those months, I was hospitalized five times in two different hospitals. (Spoiler for my worried friends: I'm OK, well, on the mend and writing again.) I had visiting nurses and...

01/23/2015 - 2:13am

    Inside the camp activity room there were cheerful posters on the wall, long windows that opened to sweeping, wintry views of the Chesapeake Bay and a couple dozen boisterous tweens.

    There were...

01/23/2015 - 2:12am

    Writing this column on Monday afternoon, I can only guess at the final score of the big game between Ohio State and Oregon. But I certainly know who the winners are in this first ever "true" national championship college football game....

01/15/2015 - 5:07am

    A group called the Sons of Confederate Veterans has asked Texas to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, which many consider an emblem of slavery. Texas said no, and the sons are suing because the state accepts other messages for...

01/15/2015 - 5:06am

    Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.

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