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  • Reading specialist files suit against UNC-Chapel Hill

    RALEIGH, N.C. Mary Willingham, the former University of North Carolinl reading specialist who contends the university values the eligibility of its student athletes more than academic integrity, claims in a lawsuit filed this week that she was demoted for...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
  • Facebook's Sandberg says emotion study was 'poorly communicated'

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg offered an apology Wednesday for what she characterized as poor communication about a controversial experiment that tested users' emotional reactions, although she did not concede any problems with the...
  • Local professor named to '40 under 40' national honors list

    WILLIAMSBURG – Cheryl Dickter, a William and Mary professor who specializes in teaching social psychology, describes herself as a "nerd" – and defines that term as someone who spends time "being inquisitive, reading information, and talking...
  • Traveling abroad casts doubt on American exceptionalism

    Traveling abroad casts doubt on American exceptionalism
    Having lived abroad for much of my adult life, it feels a little odd cheering the U.S. in the World Cup. Rooting for the U.S. to beat up Ghana seems almost sadistic. I cheer with equal fervor for the few athletes Jordan, Egypt and Qatar send to global...
  • Facebook tinkered with users' emotions in experiment

    Facebook has been playing with its users' emotions, and now a lot of people are upset. For one week in 2012, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were unknowingly subjected to an experiment in which their news feed was altered to see whether...
  • Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent

    Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
    When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
  • P.J. Hairston apologizes to Hornets, fans

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. P.J. Hairston faces a summons for misdemeanor assault and battery following an incident in a Sunday pickup basketball game at a Durham YMCA, according to the Durham District Attorney's office. His court date is Aug. 8. Hairston is in...
  • Study of cliff swallows' flight tactics could help design missile guidance systems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. They sing gently outside our windows, these soaring symbols of nature's grace. But sometimes birds' behavior is more consistent with a war movie than a Disney film. A new University of North Carolina study involving cliff swallows...
  • NC scientists find that oyster reefs can grow faster than sea-level rise

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. Climate scientists predict that by 2100, sea level will be 2 to 3 feet higher than it is today, but it appears that oyster reefs may adapt to the change. New research at the University of North Carolina Marine Science Institute...
  • Arnise Scott had her life planned out. But she died far too young at 15 | With video

    Arnise Scott had her life planned out. But she died far too young at 15 | With video
    Their is a set rule in the Scott household: Always, no matter how you feel at that particular moment, say "I love you" at bedtime. Why? Because life offers no guarantees. "You don't know if I'm going to wake up tomorrow or not," Eldrie Scott would...
  • After 54 years, Dick Tyson is ready for retirement

    After 54 years, Dick Tyson is ready for retirement
    NEWPORT NEWS — His father was a mule dealer. His father's father was a mule dealer. But George Ella Tyson Jr., who has always gone by Dick, wasn't interested in the family business — no offense to the family, or mules, for that matter. "I...