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A man with amnesia taught us how memories become personal
Although not as celebrated as the late American amnesiac H.M., for my money K.C. taught us more important and poignant things about how memory works. He showed how we make memories personal and personally meaningful. He also had a heck of a life story.
Cherokee Nation Veterans Center opens
The $2 million Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is now open for military veterans to visit or seek guidance from the tribe’s office of Veteran Affairs.
Don't blame voters for low turnout
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.
It won't happen. But if it did, pundits and activists would surely blame public apathy for such a catastrophe. I'd name a different culprit: the major parties, their candidates and their acolytes in the news media.
Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences
For the past year or two, it seems, movies have become obsessed with sex, continually upping the ante on tone, subject matter and explicitness - and "50 Shades of Grey" hasn't even come out yet.
Voters beware of oligarchs and bogeymen
Scaring voters to distract them from issues is a tired - and bipartisan - ploy sure to be in heavy rotation this campaign season.
Daughter: Inmate had more than 100 wounds
Crabtree inmate Timothy Dunivan was found dead at the prison in Helena at about 8 a.m. Saturday.
Amazon introduces Fire TV to challenge Apple in living rooms
Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 TV box for watching digitally delivered shows and movies, challenging Apple's TV device.
Former McDonald's store managers say they withheld employees' wages
Two former McDonald's store managers, assisting with a campaign to raise pay for fast-food workers, said they helped withhold employees' wages at the restaurant chain after facing pressure to keep labor costs down.
Hate With Friends, the fun new Facebook tool
Hating movies, earworms, conventions of grammar, clothing brands, diet fads - you get the twinkle of pleasure without the glob of guilt, or the cold brush of fear. A Coldplay song doesn't know you hate it.
Starbucks retools pastry menu after customer complaints
After the coffee chain bought gourmet-baking company La Boulange in 2012, it used the acquisition to add fancier pastries to U.S. locations. Now Starbucks is discovering that some customers liked the food better before, prompting another round of retooling.
Mark Cuban's pork predictions also apply to NCAA
Colorful criticism of pro football's ambitious plans for growth could equally reflect the college game, where terms have become so one-sided that some athletes are petitioning to unionize.
For April Fools' Day: A sampling of scientific hoaxes over the centuries
Speaking of jokes, in honor of April Fools' Day, Discovery magazine's Jonathon Keats briefly recounts some scientific hoaxes perpetrated over the centuries. His catalogue of cons includes "Aristotle's Masterpiece," a 17th-century mishmash of bogus medical texts and sex advice that remained in publication for 200 years.
Oklahoma educators rally at state capitol
Close to 25,000 people waived signs, chanted and cheered along the steps of the Capitol on Monday in hopes of convincing the Legislature to spend more money on education.
“We can, we can, we can do better!” and “Fund us now!” the mass of people chanted.
The rally - organized by the Oklahoma Education Association, the Oklahoma PTA and other groups - was a "fantastic success," said state PTA President Jeffrey Corbett, a Stillwater resident.
Ranking the Supreme Court's heavy hitters
In the nation's history, 112 people have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. Suppose that we were to select the all-time greats. Who would make the cut?
CNHI papers honored for spot news, enterprise journalism
Newspapers in Norman, Okla., Anderson, Ind., and Andover, Mass., are among those honored in the Best of CNHI 2013.
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