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01/30/2015 - 12:22am

    Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

    This is how my son remembers it:

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01/29/2015 - 10:44pm

    Hundreds of American families are still fighting the war in Afghanistan. But they're fighting it at home.

    Fighting to remember, fighting to forget. Fighting to understand how to move forward...

01/29/2015 - 10:39pm

    This month, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed "poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return."

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01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and...

01/23/2015 - 3:41am

    I went Friday morning to see "Selma" and found myself watching it in a theater full of black teenagers.

    Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first...

01/23/2015 - 3:41am

    Every time I read about the actor Mark Wahlberg's bid to be pardoned by the state of Massachusetts for crimes he committed in his youth, I flash back to the days I spent with him for a Times magazine profile just before "Boogie Nights" came...

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