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Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more fiery than usual these days. We asked Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and our readers if athletes should be paid.
President Obama stands on stage with Vice President Biden and their families...
National party conventions have received taxpayer funds for years, but new legislation will end that — just as parties and the media are rethinking the relevance of those quadrennial extravaganzas.
Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of Th...
The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut. Arc Iris showcases Adams' unique singing voice and supports it with cello, banjo, brass and more.
A flag flies half staff in Killeen, Texas....
In Killeen, Texas, another mass shooting had some asking, "Again?" The flags flew at half staff as the community began to pick up the pieces.
We hate losing twice as much as we love winning, behavioral researchers say....
Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Dinaw Mengestu poses for a portrait on Monday...
Meg Wolitzer says All Our Names, told in the alternating voices of two lovers, is a subtle masterpiece. It tackles huge themes — relationships, violence, identity, racism — but never overreaches.