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Updated at 9:15 AM

If Charles Manson were paroled — he is 81-years-old and his next parole interview is scheduled for 2027 — he could sell his jailhouse artwork to the highest bidder without worrying about the government seizing his profits.What if Jerry Sandusky wrote a book? The disgraced former Penn State coach and convicted sex offender would probably never see a dime from the titillating explanations of his despicable conduct.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 11:01 AM

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. In mid-April, governments of major oil producing nations failed to achieve agreement on cutting back their...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Americans are a study in contradiction.We balk at Grandparents Day in September or Sweetest Day in October, calling them “Hallmark Holidays” — just another excuse for florists and card shops to take our money.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Carl Bernstein is a legend.He doesn’t have any obvious superpowers, but he was part of the discovery and reporting of a story that brought down a President, changed American politics and made adding “gate” to every trivial scandal seem cool.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 12:18 PM

There’s nothing political about the birth of a child. The desire of parents to be with their new baby, to give it the attention it needs and to bond as a family in those first weeks is pretty universal. Likewise, when a parent is dying, a spouse is...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Enjoy a rare gift of being fully present. Walk a labyrinth.

Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

President Barack Obama’s visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the complementary...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the university’s food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I’m getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

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