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6 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

CLR James and Toussaint

When we celebrate Emancipation Day, we need to acknowledge the crucial role played by the Haitian Revolution in helping to achieve the end of enslavement in the British colonies.


Related Topix: Paul Robeson, Vocal

7 hrs ago |

Remembering Feng Liu

It was a somber celebration of life Wednesday night, exactly one week since the brutal attack took the life of Feng Liu, a University of North Carolina professor.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Chinese-American, Asheville, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

11 hrs ago |

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Noel Coward's Design for Living ...

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Nel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.


Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts, New York, Theater

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank

A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.


19 hrs ago |

Farm Aid comes to Raleigh in September

Farm Aid has announced the philanthropic music festival, a day-long concert which produces proceeds that benefit family farmers nationwide, will take the stage at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater on Saturday, September 13. Tickets go on sale to the public August 1, and prices will range from $49 to $174.


Related Topix: North Carolina

21 hrs ago |

Lovette acquitted in Duke grad student's shooting death

Prosecutors said Lovette, 23, targeted the 29-year-old Mahato, early on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, and took him to withdraw $520 from his savings account before returning to his apartment and shooting him once in the head.


Related Topix: Durham County, NC, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

21 hrs ago |

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A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.


Related Topix: Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, Fisk University, Interdenominational Theological Center

22 hrs ago | News Observer

Jury finds Lovette not guilty of Duke student's murder

But unlike most defendants who are found not guilty, Lovette was led away by deputies to continue serving his life sentence for killing UNC Student Body President Eve Carson.


Yesterday | Independent Weekly

Three public radio veterans go independent with a podcast on the criminal mind

Eric Mennel , Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge tap into their Criminal minds at Spohrer's home in Durham.


Related Topix: Here and Now, Entertainment, Television

Yesterday | Medical News Today

Epimutations enable bacteria and fungi to adapt to an unfavorable environment

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Wake County, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

Chapel Hill historian receives National Humanities Award

It was her second trip to the White House, 71 years after the first. Scott, a longtime professor at Duke University, joined 20 other recipients of the 2013 National Medal of Arts or the National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Montezuma, GA, Macon County, GA, US House of Representatives, David Scott, University of Georgia

KHOU-TV Houston

Photos: Houston Miss Chinatown Pageant 2014

For over forty years, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Houston Lodge has made the Houston Miss Chinatown Pageant an integral event in the Houston community.


Related Topix: Houston, MS, Rice University, New York University, Harvard University, Entertainment


A new brain-based marker of stress susceptibility

Some people can handle stressful situations better than others, and it's not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond.



Leidos' Tom Fergusson Inducted into Military Intelligence Hall of Fame

Leidos , a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced that Colonel Thomas G. "Tom" Fergusson, U.S. Army , was inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame at Fort Huachuca, Arizona during a ceremony on June 27, 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, United States Military Academy

Top 25 Best Southern Colleges 2014

Davidson University in Davidson, NC, climbed from the No. 4 spot to steal the crown from Duke University as the top school in the South this year.


Related Topix: Davidson, NC, Rice University, Washington & Lee University, Lee University, University of Virginia

Lovette defense: State 'fell short' on meeting burden of proof

"The state promised you that they'd give you all the elements you need to return a guilty verdict in this case," attorney Karen Bethea-Shields told jurors.


Related Topix: Durham County, NC

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Google X sets out to define healthy human

Google X, the secretive research arm of Google Inc. , is making a major foray into clinical research with the goal of pinning down what it means to be healthy.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


Predicting the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients...

From UniversitA© Paris Diderot, PRES Sorbonne Paris CitA© and Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Saint Louis LariboisiA re University Hospitals, U942 Inserm, Paris, France ; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc, Montville, NJ ; Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Janssen Research & Development LLC, ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, World News, China, Manhasset, NY

WCTV Tallahassee

FAMU Alumnus Named CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alumnus Kenneth Jones has been appointed chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Related Topix: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Fort Wayne, IN, Standardized Testing, Education