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Jan 25
A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; 'We All Fell for Him Instantly'

Hanover -- When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia -- then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. -- Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of…

Jan 25
Column: Cheap Oil and SUVs are a Sucker's Bet

Where is the logic in buying a gas-guzzling SUV just because gas prices are so low? As gas prices have tumbled, gas-hog sales have soared. November sales of the Cadillac Escalade SUV were up 91.5 percent…

Jan 25
Chewing Is Better Than Slurping

Chewing is so last year. The more modern way to get food into your body is, apparently, to slurp it through a straw, suck it out of a pouch or gulp it from a container. Just consider the invasion of fashionable…

Jan 25
Column: The Middle Class Gets Attention, but Poor Need College Aid

One could be forgiven for thinking that it's the middle class who have suffered most from America's failed higher-education policies, which saddled students with years of debt. Putative reformers invoke…

Jan 25
Editorial: No Need for Nerdy Google Glass

Hard to believe it was just a few years ago when we first heard about Google Glass, the breakthrough in augmented-reality eyeglasses. And today -- what a marvel! -- millions of us wear this futuristic…

Jan 25
Printing an Organ

Miami -- Adaenelie Gonzalez had two open heart surgeries by the time she was 4. She was born with a heart condition that prevented blood from flowing properly into the heart from the lungs, and the surgeries…

Jan 25
Column: Remember Rick Perry -- He May Run Again

Washington Many people are holding their breath waiting for Rick Perry to announce whether he will run for president again. As Perry ponders, among those who wait nervously, are the folks who work…

Jan 25
Daily Coffee Drinkers Cut Risk of Melanoma, Study Finds

Daily coffee consumption may provide protection against malignant melanoma -- the worst form of skin cancer -- researchers have found in a statistical study involving tens of thousands of java drinkers. …

Jan 25
Plant-Based Diets Lead to Weight Loss

Evidence that vegetables -- the more the merrier -- are good for you is legion. And here's more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more…

Jan 25
Forum, Jan. 26: A Feeling of Power; This Pope Is No Marxist; Recycle That Glass

A Feeling of Power To the Editor: Thank you, Meredith Angwin, for your statement that "it would be better to choose conservation and grid diversity" than to depend on "cheap" natural gas ("Why Electricity…

Jan 25
Concern Over Sex Offender Registry in Vt.

Montpelier -- Vermont lawmakers are grappling with how close to perfect the state's sex offender registry needs to be before offenders' addresses are posted online. Vermont in 2009 passed a law saying…

Jan 25
Finding a 'Death-Qualified' Jury Slows Cases

Boston -- One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. "I would sentence him to death,"…

Jan 25
Greeks Reject Austerity in Historic Vote

Athens -- After five years of extreme austerity prescribed to treat an epidemic of debt, a battered but defiant Greece on Sunday rejected the medicine. With millions of voters turning out -- from graffiti-scarred…

Jan 25
Agreement Will Allow U.S. Sales to Indian Nuclear Plants

New Delhi -- President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a deal Sunday to clear the way for American companies to help build India's energy sector, potentially bringing tens of billions…

Jan 25
WHO Adopts Reforms to Repair Reputation After Ebola

Geneva -- The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost…

Jan 25
Scores Dead In Nigerian Fighting

Maiduguri, Nigeria -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from…

Jan 25
ACA Enrollment Change Has Benefits, Drawbacks

Concord -- A proposal to shift the Affordable Care Act's annual enrollment period could both help and hurt consumers, according to state insurance regulators and industry officials. There are still three…

Jan 25
Duke's Shining Light: Krzyzewski Was The Right Hire

The voice on the phone quickly changed from cordial to cold. "Duke is going to hire Mike Krzyzewski? Are you kidding me? Mike Krzyzewski of Army?" Not that the coach on the phone said the name the proper…

Jan 25
Netanyahu Wants to Warn Congress on Iran Deal

Jerusalem -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he will go "everywhere I'm invited" to warn against a nuclear deal with Iran, as criticism mounted over his planned speech on the…

Jan 25
Fla. Keys Could See GMO Mosquitoes

Key West, Fla. -- Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never…

Jan 25
No. 5 Devils Rally for Coach's 1,000th Win

New York -- Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for…

Jan 25
Ukraine: Phone Calls Prove Rebels Attacked

Kiev, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern…

Jan 25
Vonn Heads to U.S.-Based Worlds With Yet Another Victory

St. Moritz, Switzerland -- Exceeding expectations in her comeback season, Lindsey Vonn now heads to her hometown world championships injury-free and winning races in style. That is a rare luxury, the…

Jan 25
Murray Set for Aussie Challenge

Melbourne, Australia -- After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals.…