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  • Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'

    Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'
    WASHINGTON — The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings. For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she...
  • REVIEW: 'Anita' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Anita' ★★★&#9733
    If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...
  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post
    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • Tougher penalties for teacher-student sex in the offing

    Florida teachers who fondle, molest or have sex with students could soon face harsher consequences under bills moving through the Legislature. The legislation would enhance penalties for authority figures – teachers, coaches, counselors and...
  • Comcast's David Cohen: Merger With Time Warner Cable 'Not a Very Scary Story'

    Comcast exec VP David L. Cohen defended Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, saying that it is "a lot less scary, a lot less large and a lot less complicated than some people would like to make it." "When you think about it, in the video...
  • Secret Service agents in Florida for Obama visit had traffic accident in Keys

    MIAMI A burgeoning new scandal over drunkenness or tawdry behavior among Secret Service officers traveling with President Barack Obama is partly rooted in a traffic accident in the Florida Keys earlier this month involving two of the agency's men. The...
  • The United States needs to cut the cost of prison

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, March 26: Among the casualties of a failed war on drugs that has spanned more than three decades are bloated prisons that cost the nation nearly $90 billion a year. With only...
  • Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate

    Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate
    Northampton County Judge Edward Smith's nomination to a federal judgeship was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, bringing a federal trial judge to Easton for the first time in a decade. The Senate voted 69-31 to appoint Smith to the U.S. District...
  • Lachlan and James Murdoch on the rise. Overseas fuels box office.

    After the coffee. Before figuring out where the sun went. The Skinny: Finally finished Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." We are all in agreement that there's something evil going on at Terminus, right? Wednesday's roundup includes big news from...
  • Comcast, Apple reported to be in talks about a TV service

    PHILADELPHIA Comcast Corp., which inked a deal last month with streaming service Netflix Inc., is now talking with Apple Inc. about advancing that company's long-cherished dream of entering the streaming TV business in a big way, according to sources...
  • Justice's probe seems more designed to hide the truth

    WASHINGTON Richard Nixon insisted, "I'm not a crook," and now so has Barack Obama. When the president told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that there's "not even a smidgen of corruption" in the IRS political targeting scandal, he destroyed any credibility his...
  • Sen. Al Franken Warns That Comcast, TWC Merger Could Threaten Open Internet

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), already a critic of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, is warning Justice Department officials that the combination "could compromise the open nature of the Internet." Franken sent a letter to Renata Hesse and...