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  • Prudential Retirement Recruits Executive From U.S. Department Of Labor

    Prudential Retirement announced that it has a new senior vice president and head of the company's Stable Value business, starting Monday. Michael L. Davis, 46, will oversee "in-plan and third-party value product management," which means retirement...
  • African-American students attacked with bleach-filled balloons

    African-American students attacked with bleach-filled balloons
    Shouting 'no more silence, no more violence', students at the University of Texas marched through the streets of Austin to protest what they say are attacks on African-American students from unknown individuals tossing balloons filled with bleach. One...
  • Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions

    Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court...
  • Y'all Listen Up: Texas Twang Might Be Fading Away

    Y'all Listen Up: Texas Twang Might Be Fading Away
    Texans are proud of a lot of things: their football, their barbecue, their history.  So it goes without saying Texans are also proud of their accent.  But new research out of the University of Texas at Austin says the Texas twang is fading away. The...
  • From Recovery To Rehab: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords "Doing Great," Husband Tweets

    From Recovery To Rehab: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords "Doing Great," Husband Tweets
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) is "doing great" and transitioning well to her new rehabilitation after being wounded two weeks ago in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Tuscon, Ariz., according to a tweet from her husband....
  • 2/23/2012-Trouble Ahead

    2/23/2012-Trouble Ahead
    Poverty is at the core of the achievement gap. There's no getting around it. Poverty affects families in so many profound ways. Solutions have been proposed, such as redrawing school districts to mix poor and wealthy students. People at the top of the...
  • Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans

    Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans
    AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out? Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
  • Austin food: Barbecue for vegans, and food trailers for all

    Austin food: Barbecue for vegans, and food trailers for all
    AUSTIN, Texas — The first thing out of anyone's mouth when I said I was visiting Austin? Some version of: "Oh, I know the best barbecue place …" It's not all about BBQ in Austin, but it is certainly a heaping helping of the local culture. As...
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist

    Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist
    Elizabeth Brumfiel, a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist archaeology who studied Aztec culture, examining not only the functional and economic significance of ancient relics but what scholars learned about changing gender roles and...
  • Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA

    Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA
    Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...
  • Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult

    Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult
    Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s and then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in northern New Mexico, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Espanola, N.M. He was 82. Born in Denver on June 11, 1929, Herbert...
  • John R. Hubbard dies at 92; USC president, historian and diplomat

    John R. Hubbard dies at 92; USC president, historian and diplomat
    John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...