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  • 'DON'T LET ME DIE'

    Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin landed on the helipad at about 12:30 p.m., screaming at the sky as a small all-terrain vehicle carried him past the palm trees and concrete bunkers to the emergency room. Doctors inside cut off his blood-covered boots and prepared...
  • Loyola joins SAT-optional colleges

    Loyola joins SAT-optional colleges
    Loyola College's Jesuit tradition calls for it to serve students who did not start with every economic, social or geographic advantage. Widespread research, meanwhile, shows that standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT favor those from privileged...
  • For Phelps, double shifts are all in a day's work

    How does he do it? How does Michael Phelps awaken at the athletes' village, eat, take a 20-minute bus ride to the Olympic Aquatic Centre, warm up, race, warm down, get a massage, bus back to the village, eat, sleep, wake up and do it all again in the...
  • Relay team's bronze ends Phelps' chance for eight gold medals

    Michael Phelps got psyched up for his first gold medal by watching the movie Miracle. He is going to need one to meet the expectations that followed him from his home in Rodgers Forge to the Athens Olympics.Yesterday, he won a bronze medal as part of the...
  • On national stage, local kid steals show

    Among the 52 men and women on the U.S. Olympic swim team, there are distinct camps. From the Bay area to Phoenix to Austin, Texas, there are clubs and colleges that attract premier talent and provide a survival-of-the-fittest atmosphere. Then there's the...
  • Birthday shoutout: Kelly Clarkson

    Birthday shoutout: Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson, the singer who rose to fame after winning the first season of “American Idol,” is 32 today. Clarkson was offered full scholarships to the Berklee College of Music, The University of Texas at Austin and the University of North...
  • U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

    U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state...
  • Factbox: U.S. top court rulings on campus racial affirmative action

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law that bans affirmative action in state university admissions. It marked the top U.S. court's latest decision that touches upon the divisive question of whether universities should consider an...
  • Pipeline fears run deep among some landowners in East Texas

    PARIS, Texas Deep in the heart of East Texas, gently sloping fields, fertile cropland and willowy pine trees stretch as far as the eye can see. Horses and cattle roam the grassy land sometimes just feet above an underground pipeline stretching from...
  • Wild Child evolves from backup band beginnings

    Alexander Beggins met his future Wild Child bandmate, Kelsey Wilson, a couple of days before they were supposed to go on tour a few years ago as part of the backing band for a Danish musician, Bjarke Bendsten, otherwise known as Migrant. It wasn't...
  • 'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids

     'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids
    Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg. Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms. So Freeman latched onto the story...
  • Obama praises LBJ for ex-president's courage in passing Civil Rights legislation

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon Johnson Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...