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  • Barrett-Browning love letters go digital

    On February 14, the famous love letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were made available online.

  • The Vote Who is Saul Alinsky, and why is Newt Gingrich so obsessed with him?

    Newt Gingrich keeps likening President Obama to radical community organizer Saul Alinsky. But Gingrich seems to have adopted Alinsky's tactics himself, as has the tea party. Mainstream Republicans aren't happy.

  • UC Berkeley's gift to middle-class families: a cap on college costs

    UC Berkeley's gift to middle-class families: a cap on college costs

    UC Berkeley's plan, similar to tuition caps at elite private institutions, is the first such initiative at a public university. It will cap costs at 15 percent of household income for families earning between $80,000 and $140,000.

  • Women's share of jobs slipping

    Women's share of jobs slipping

    Once poised to become a majority of the workforce, women haven't found as many jobs as men during the recovery. But some signs point to an eventual rebound.

  • Opinion To improve schools, stop treating them like businesses

    There’s no question that the push for standards and accountability is critical to progress in our worst-performing schools. But in the barrage of bottom-line-focused reform, we are losing sight of the actual students who make up a failing or flourishing school.

  • 'Opt-Out Day' fizzles: Air travelers say scans aren't 'a big deal'

    'Opt-Out Day' fizzles: Air travelers say scans aren't 'a big deal'

    Boston's Logan Airport and others nationwide saw no huge 'Opt-Out-Day' boycotts. A few passengers opted out of the scanners, but not enough to cause problems.

  • College professor uncovers America's 'abhorrent' STD experiments in Guatemala

    College professor uncovers America's 'abhorrent' STD experiments in Guatemala

    The US apologized today for a series of medical experiments about sexually transmitted diseases it carried out in Guatemala in the 1940s. A Wellesley College professor discovered the project.

  • Gallery Notable women in US politics

    Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin became the first woman governor of her state in December 2006. Palin was selected by John McCain as the vice presidential candidate – only the second woman in the US to be selected for that post. After the 2008 election, Palin announced in July 2009 that she would resign her post as governor of Alaska and would not run for reelection in 2010. Palin released her memoir, 'Going Rogue: An American Life,' in November 2009. The former governor and vice-presidential candidate has since formed a political action committee, SarahPAC, and in February 2010 appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural 'tea party' convention in Nashville, Tenn.

  • In Afghanistan war, a kinder, gentler night raid?

    In Afghanistan war, a kinder, gentler night raid?

    Gen. Stanley McChrystal has issued new rules designed to make night raids less invasive, as part of the broader Afghanistan war strategy to win over the population. Some soldiers say it’s hamstringing their ability to nab Taliban militants.

  • New Economy cities: Boston is magnet for high-skilled workers

    New Economy cities: Boston is magnet for high-skilled workers

    With world-class universities, Boston lures companies eager to tap its high-skilled graduates.