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  • Michael Rault, 'Nothing Means Nothing'

    March 10, 2015 5:24 PM 69

    If you like The Beatles — especially the period around 1968 that produced the White Album and songs like "Dear Prudence" — then give a listen to Michael Rault. This Toronto-based singer has nailed the harmonies and guitar sound that is part of pop's DNA in this song, "Nothing Means Nothing." This single gives us a hint as to what's in store when Rault

  • University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

    March 10, 2015 5:23 PM 1

    Saying they had "created a hostile learning environment for others," University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two students who have been identified as the leaders of a racist chant during a fraternity event. The incident was filmed and posted to YouTube, where it created a storm of criticism and resulted in the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • Ferguson Judge Resigns, One Week After Scathing DOJ Report

    March 10, 2015 5:12 PM 66

    Members of the Missouri National Guard stand outside the Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 26, 2014. (Jeff Roberson/AP) The Missouri Supreme Court has placed a state judge in charge of all municipal cases in Ferguson, Missouri. This comes after Judge Ronald Brockmeyer of Ferguson municipal court resigned, just one week after

  • Racist Videos Continue To Rock University Of Oklahoma

    March 10, 2015 5:06 PM 69

    Workers remove the letters from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, March. 9, 2015, in Norman, Okla. (Nick Oxford/AP) Another racist video has surfaced at the University of Oklahoma, this time showing the 78-year-old “house mother” of the now-banned-from-campus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity using a racial slur in 2013. (See the video

  • Smith Henderson’s Debut Novel ‘Fourth Of July Creek’

    March 10, 2015 4:40 PM 1

    Smith Henderson made a splash in 2014 with “Fourth of July Creek.” The debut novel made a number of critics’ best books lists including The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2014″ and is now being published in paperback. “Fourth of July Creek” is set in Henderson’s native Montana and centers around a social worker named Pete. Pete’s personal life is falling

  • For One Outdoorsman, Roadkill Is His Only Red Meat

    March 10, 2015 4:32 PM 63

    All winter long, Jeff Potter has been fielding the phone calls. They started coming in after the first frosts. "Last autumn, my brother phones on his way home from the grocery: 'I was driving to the store and there wasn't a deer in the road, but on the way back there was, so it's gotta be fresh!' " Potter, who lives in exurban Lansing, Mich., was busy processing

  • Meet The Voice Of Hundreds Of Airports, Subways And Theme Parks

    March 10, 2015 4:20 PM 65

    The next time you take a plan, train or find yourself at an amusement park, listen closely to the announcements. Chances are, you are listening to the same person. Carolyn Hopkins started voicing public service announcements back in the 1980s and today, she gives travelers notice in hundreds of locations around the world, including LaGuardia Airport

  • An Alternative To Standardized Tests Gets Green Light In N.H.

    March 10, 2015 4:12 PM 2

    All across the country this spring, students will have to take a new set of standardized tests, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Early indications are the test will be significantly more difficult than many states’ current tests, and teachers and administrators are anxious. But in New Hampshire, four school districts have received federal

  • Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

    March 10, 2015 1:50 PM 67

    A letter from U.S. senators suggests the lawmakers "not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution," says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Republican senators who sent Iran a letter about ongoing nuclear talks have prompted a lengthy response from Iranian Foreign Minister

  • U.S. Ambassador Leaves Hospital After Attack In South Korea

    March 10, 2015 11:44 AM 1

    "In a press conference before leaving the hospital, Lippert said that while there's more rehab left for his arm, he's eager to return to work. " 'I'm walking, talking, holding my baby, hugging my wife — so I just feel really good,' he said." "Lippert thanked all the well-wishers from the U.S. and South Korea who reached out during his hospital stay. "Kim Gi Jong, the man police