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  • 3 novels about family, crime, and love

    In this week's fiction roundup, two girls try to hide the deaths of their parents, two American writers fall in love (at least in a novel), and an international bestseller explores the lengths a family will go to clean up after a crime.

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  • 3 novels about family, crime, and love

    In this week's fiction roundup, two girls try to hide the deaths of their parents, two American writers fall in love (at least in a novel), and an international bestseller explores the lengths a family will go to clean up after a crime.

  • Kindergartner handcuff case: Do we need police in schools?

    The handcuff case of a Georgia kindergartner who threw a tantrum renews national debate about police in schools.

  • Atlanta cheating scandal: Should educators face jail for 'robbing' kids?

    Atlanta cheating scandal: Should educators face jail for 'robbing' kids?

    An 800-page report says at least 178 Atlanta teachers and principals cheated to raise student test scores. Some may face jail time, putting a new spin on the phrase 'high-stakes testing.'

  • Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.

  • New research: If you love your town, prosperity follows

    New research: If you love your town, prosperity follows

    When people are passionate about the place they live, the local economy blossoms, according to a Gallup survey of 26 US cities.

  • Ben Roethlisberger suspension: Is it fair when he was never charged?

    Ben Roethlisberger suspension: Is it fair when he was never charged?

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set the Ben Roethlisberger suspension at six games Wednesday for bringing the league into disrepute.

  • Spooner

    In a nearly autobiographical novel, award-winning author Pete Dexter draws a loving portrait of a stepdad.

  • Following the footsteps of Flannery O'Connor

    Following the footsteps of Flannery O'Connor

    On this vacation, he and his wife are visiting the stomping grounds of great writers.