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  • Living Here: The shipyard

    Living Here: The shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy. On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
  • Counting on summer's promise of boundless books

     Counting on summer's promise of boundless books
    I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
  • New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills

    New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills
    Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
  • NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers

    NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers
    One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...
  • Chan Lowe: A Marco Rubio/Jeb Bush clash?

    Chan Lowe: A Marco Rubio/Jeb Bush clash?
    To say that Marco Rubio needs more seasoning before he lunges for the presidency is to be charitable.   Considering his maladroit handling of the immigration issue and — most lately — climate change, Rubio clearly hasn’t developed...
  • Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?

    Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?
    The line rang, and a woman answered. "Hello, Justice Stevens' office," she said. I introduced myself as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I told her that I was planning to be in Washington, D.C., and wanted to set up an interview with U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train

    Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train
    Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser
    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...
  • Barbara Walters: Probing Questions and a Tall Tale of the Tree

    Any discussion of Barbara Walters' trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?" Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though...