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Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of Congress since its recall in 2007 because of a tendency to explode when launched.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 12:01 AM

You wake up one day and find that in a world of drones you seem to have become one, too. The endless streams of data, chatter, spin, gossip and outright bunkum arrive on a variety of fronts: email, Twitter, LinkedIn, the endlessly clanging...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 12:34 PM

It’s one of the most dismaying poll results I’ve seen: In October 2008, a month before they elected him president, 12 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama was Muslim. Seven years later, now that they know him better, 29 percent have the...

Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 12:53 AM

I smell strange. And by strange, I mean people would laugh if they really knew how I smelled. I blame my wife. Stepping into a single guy's bathroom you'll find the following odors: mold, Febreze, old pizza, scratch-off cologne inserts from...

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Is the right to counsel in America’s courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court appointed...

Posted Sep 24, 2015 at 5:40 AM

Here’s the trick: You can teach them all kinds of history as long as you don’t use the word “history.” I’ve seen it again and again, with Boy Scouts at the Truman Library and the World War One Museum. Last...

Updated Sep 19, 2015 at 1:19 AM

Chain restaurants and motels, Wal-Mart and a John Deere dealership drape the few miles of U.S. 65 that pass through Marshall, Missouri. This town of about 12,000 was once the home of statesman John Marshall (for whom the town was named),...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM

“Corporations can only commit crimes through flesh and blood people,” declared Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates. She made the statement in an interview regarding important new rules which emphasize prosecuting individuals as well as banks...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM

I didn’t watch the first Republican Primary debate for a couple of good reasons.

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