"Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."
—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading
- Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:13:00 -0500
- Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.
- Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:04:00 -0500
- People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.
- Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:41:00 -0500
- Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.
- L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:37:00 -0500
- The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.
- Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-election Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
- "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.
- GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
- Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
- Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
- A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities.
- Netanyahu Insists D.C. Visit Not Intended To Pull Israel Into Partisan Debate Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
- Two weeks ahead of elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a controversial visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday with a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC conference.
- Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:01:00 -0500
- Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.
- Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:22:00 -0500
- The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests. But it stopped short of insisting police wear body cameras.
- Can Family Secrets Make You Sick? Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:02:00 -0500
- Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.
- Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:57:00 -0500
- First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?
- Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:29:00 -0500
- Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.
- Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0500
- A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.
- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:54:00 -0500
- The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987 and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.