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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.


Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport

It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I Got It Wrong'

Calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign continue as the league grapples with how it handled a series of abuse scandals. Goodell has kept a low profile during the crisis.


Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.


Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around

In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.


With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.


In The Courts, Assaults Treated Differently If A Result Of Domestic Violence

Robert Siegel talks with Andrew R. Klein, a senior research associate with Advocates for Human Potential, about how sentences for assault in cases of domestic violence compare to sentences in non-domestic assault cases.


A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.


White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."


Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.


War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.


Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.


How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.


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  • Theatre Review: La Cage aux Folles

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.

  • Theatre Review: The Golden State

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.

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