Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop us

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Transcript of White House press conference on background checks

A transcript, provided by the White House, of remarks after the Senate defeated a bill requiring expanded background checks for gun purchases. Mark Barden, whose son was killed in a shooting in December at a school in Connecticut, spoke first:

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82


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Obama statement on Boston bombings

Here is a transcript of a statement Tuesday morning by President Obama.

Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue


Racing helps Massachusetts father, disabled son forge bond

HOLLAND, Mass. (AP) — The year was 1992, and Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, wanted to run and bike across the country to raise funds for a charity for cerebral palsy — a condition 30-year-old Rick developed at birth.

Updated: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

Updated 2:36 p.m. Friday

DoCha Chamber Music Festival Master Classes

A gallery of images from the DoCha Chamber Music Festival master classes on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Orpheum Theatre in Champaign.

Harris named interim chancellor at an Arizona community college

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona community college has hired former Parkland College President Zelema Harris as its interim chancellor.

The governing board of Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., voted unanimously earlier this week to appoint Harris as interim chancellor, effective April 15.

Harris will remain at the post until a permanent chancellor is chosen.