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Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Zoboomafoo, the late lemur star of the PBS children’s show, became a granddaddy at the Duke (University) Lemur Center in Durham, N.C. The unnamed baby male was born to a sifaka lemur named Gisela, the daughter of Zoboomafoo. News-Observer Reporter Jane Stancill reports the tiny lemur arrived during the winter storm that brought the Triangle to a halt. A photo of the furry black-and-white tyke was posted on Facebook and Twitter by the center’s staff. “In the...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 9:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 10:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 12:15 PM

“Hitting a bullet with a bullet” aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korea threats have led the Obama administration to discuss deployment in South Korea of the Lockheed...

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Jan. 28’s performance was the best and worst debate of the 2016 Republican Primary so far.

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court made a significant decision this week that could give more than a thousand inmates serving life in prison without parole a chance at freedom.

Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM

“Sending hardened criminals from death row to solitary confinement is no triumph,” wrote Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski in a recent editorial for the Yale Law Review Journal. “It merely swaps one type of...

Posted Jan 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM

In 17 years of being a Green Bay Packers fan I've seen a lot of crazy games. I've seen fourth and 26 completed against my team, I've seen interceptions returned for touchdowns in overtime and I've seen easy onside kicks dropped and recovered by...

Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Iran has dismantled its nuclear centrifuges, shipped is nuclear materials out of the country and released four American hostages. Those who long for war with Iran - in Washington, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and the editorial page of the Wall Street...

Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 2:13 PM

With wild-eyed friends like Sarah Palin, who needs wild-eyed enemies?Ted Cruz learned a quick lesson about what loyalty means to the over-amplified, star-spangled, word-salad-with-bangs from Alaska.

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