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Hitchhiker Killed Deputy By Causing Multi-car Crash: Cops

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A hitchhiker deliberately caused a multi-vehicle wreck that killed an Arkansas chief deputy who was driving him to a homeless...

From Argo to Beth Murphy's The List: Will We Ever Learn?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Argo deserved the Best Picture Oscar, but perhaps not for all the obvious reasons. I personally found in Ben Affleck's film another reminder that when we don't pay close attention to our history, we tend to repeat the same terrible mistakes, over and over again.

Smithsonian Picks Colorado Paleontologist To Lead Museum

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A paleontologist who undertook a major excavation of ice age fossils of mammoths and mastodons in Colorado was named the next direc...

Beth Murphy's The List at Tribeca: Out Beyond Ideas of Wrong Doing

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Is a war over the day the president proclaims it's over, or when the very last man comes home? Those were the contrasting principles I found myself silently debating while I watched Beth Murphy's latest film The List at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Ambush of a Cop

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In almost every cop killing, there is something that could have been done differently. But Timothy Brenton's killing could not have been prevented, not unless he'd picked a different line of work.