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For family of Martin Richard, loss and love a year after the Marathon bombings

He was weary and hoarse, the ringing in his ears hard to bear. When he stood at the head of his dining room table to introduce himself, he looked at his carefully chosen guests and faltered for a…
AUTHOR:David Abel
PUBLISHED: April 12, 2014
LENGTH: 29 minutes (7313 words)

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls

The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review…
PUBLISHED: March 18, 2014
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1585 words)

As Americans age, families are critical to nation’s health-care system

Barbara Tucker Parker gives her mother, Dorothy Tucker, a bath at her home in University Park, Md. Written by Tara Bahrampour Nikki Kahn
PUBLISHED: March 5, 2014
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1246 words)

This Walmart worker went from temp to store manager. Here’s why that’s so tough.

PUBLISHED: Jan. 31, 2014
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1583 words)

Father Christmas: What Happens When Dad Is in Charge of the Holidays?

The first thing I did when I ran Christmas was cancel the cookie-baking party. Some fathers may decide otherwise, based on their individual home holiday needs, but I think most will find my logic…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 27, 2008
LENGTH: 1 minutes (294 words)

How Heisman Trophy winners have stored their hardware

Written by Kent Babb E-mail the writer They have lived above fireplaces and in closets, under custom-designed lights and under garbage, polished by caretakers with soft brushes and dropped by drunks.…
AUTHOR:Kent Babb
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2454 words)

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LENGTH: 1 minutes (319 words)

Bolz-Weber’s liberal, foulmouthed articulation of Christianity speaks to fed-up believers

AUSTIN — Nadia Bolz-Weber bounds into the University United Methodist Church sanctuary like a superhero from Planet Alternative Christian. Her 6-foot-1 frame is plastered with tattoos, her…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 3, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (540 words)

USDA plan to speed up poultry-processing lines could increase risk of bird abuse

Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kill the birds before they are dropped into…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 29, 2013
LENGTH: 1 minutes (490 words)