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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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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...

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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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Saying God is real may get you an F.Jordan Wooley, a 7th grader in Houston, Texas, said this week that her teacher at West Memorial Junior High School recently gave a class assignment that asked students to...

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Nate Beeler cartoon on voting.

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Nate Beeler cartoon on President Obama and Syria.

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