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Updated May 4, 2016 at 11:01 AM

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. In mid-April, governments of major oil producing nations failed to achieve agreement on cutting back their production.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Americans are a study in contradiction.We balk at Grandparents Day in September or Sweetest Day in October, calling them ďHallmark HolidaysĒ ó just another excuse for florists and card shops to take our money.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Carl Bernstein is a legend.He doesnít have any obvious superpowers, but he was part of the discovery and reporting of a story that brought down a President, changed American politics and made adding ďgateĒ to every trivial scandal seem cool.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Thereís nothing political about the birth of a child. The desire of parents to be with their new baby, to give it the attention it needs and to bond as a family in those first weeks is pretty universal. Likewise, when a parent is dying, a spouse is...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Enjoy a rare gift of being fully present. Walk a labyrinth.

Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the universityís food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Iím getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But todayís conversation about marijuana is more complicated than youíd think, especially compared to the mostly one-sided...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office. Men and women were being sent to prison, some for life, based on the unreliable testimony of...

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