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Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM

At a time when international relations are strained by ISIS atrocities and disclosures of CIA torture, by anxieties about nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea or Middle East countries, and by dystopian fears from Ebola to climate change, reminders of Bigger Things help — especially during dark December facing the bright promise of Christmas and other holidays.

Updated Dec 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Wage stagnation stems from businesses abandoning their historic role of operating for social good as well as commercial gain, according to several recent analyses.

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Have you ever considered what life would be like if attack drones were visible over New York, Omaha, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco?

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

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