Originally published on Sun February 5, 2012 4:58 am
She'd wake up like we do, look out the window just like us, rummage through her days, but somehow what caught her attention — a grasshopper's hop, an infant's fingernails, plankton, a snowflake — when Wislawa Szymborska noticed something, she noticed it so well, her gaze reshaped the thing she saw, gave it a dignity, a vividness.
Charles Dickens — one of the most beloved storytellers in the English language — was born 200 years ago Tuesday. He was a comic genius and a social reformer whose novels made him famous in his own time, and continue as classics in ours.
The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., is to automobiles what the National Gallery is to art.
The museum has just opened a new exhibit called "Driving America" that looks at the automobile from the point of view of the driver. Curators say they hope the new exhibit will encourage visitors to consider — and maybe reconsider — their own cars and driving habits.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters in Las Vegas Saturday.
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Tommy Sholeff, 3, holds a sign as he sits on his father's shoulders at the Nevada caucus victory celebration for Mitt Romney in Las Vegas Saturday.
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Newt Gingrich speaks at a news conference Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. Based on actual vote returns, Newt Gingrich came in second place in Nevada's caucus, but he vowed to stay in the race until the party convention this summer.
Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 5:45 pm
All caucus sites have now closed in Nevada, and based on actual vote returns NPR says Mitt Romney is the winner, followed by Newt Gingrich in second place followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Paul won two rural counties with tiny vote counts, Gingrich prevailed in a third. The rest of the state and all its population centers voted for Romney.
Before the vote from populous Clark County began to be tallied late Saturday, The Associated Press called the race for Romney based on polling among caucus attendees arriving at caucus sites earlier in the day.