"There is no reason why the same man should like the same book at 18 and at 48."
—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading
- Propronents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:20:29 -0400
- The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.
- In Illinois, A Town That's Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:38:00 -0400
- Washington, Ill., lost half of its assessed property value to a tornado in November, but residents who lost everything are eager to reclaim their hometown.
- Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:35:00 -0400
- News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.
- In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:26 -0400
- One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.
- One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:03:00 -0400
- One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.
- The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:32:00 -0400
- Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.
- Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:00 -0400
- Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
- Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:30:00 -0400
- Archaeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried under new construction.
- Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:29:00 -0400
- High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. Amid cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.
- U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:11:00 -0400
- The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
- Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:18:00 -0400
- A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."
- Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:27:00 -0400
- The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.
- Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:17:00 -0400
- On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
- Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400
- Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.
- Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400
- The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.