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  • Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes

    Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes
    The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions Iarrive at the...
  • Wilmette artist creates gift for Obama to give to French president

    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...
  • Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift

    Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift
    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...
  • History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series

    History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series
    History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II. History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will...
  • Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men

    Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men
    WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men. Obama announced a...
  • Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'

    Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell got in the Throwback Thursday fun on Facebook with a vintage selfie -- one that was taken long before selfies became a thing. He posted a black and white photo of himself on his Facebook page with the caption:...
  • National high school graduation rate hits 80 percent (Florida improving but lagging nation)

    National high school graduation rate hits 80 percent (Florida improving but lagging nation)
    The nation's high school graduation rate hit 80 percent in 2012, a report released today shows. That is a milestone and cause for celebration among those working to help schools dig out from a "dropout crisis." Florida's graduation rate, which has...
  • T.R. Fehrenbach dies at 88; his history of Texas remains a landmark

    T.R. Fehrenbach never minced words. In 1998, the San Antonio historian and newspaper columnist told Texas Monthly: "I don't believe in social science or all those tables and statistics. All the great historians have been great writers. But most of the...
  • Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series

    Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

    California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny
    California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
  • To appeal to black voters, GOP must run gauntlet of racism accusations

    If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist." The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic...