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7/29/2015 12:00 AM
Finding a treasure

For nearly a century, no one thought much about the fact that not all the pages of a Qur’an owned by the library at the University of Birmingham in London fit together stylistically. Alba Fedeli, a researcher, noticed that the calligraphy of one set of pages didn’t match the pages before or after it. …

7/29/2015 12:00 AM
Hack attacks

You’re behind the wheel, moving at 70 miles an hour on an urban freeway, but you’re not in control. The radio,  the air-conditioner, the windshield wipers,  and the door locks act up, independently of anything you do. As a big truck looms ever larger in your rearview mirror, your transmission cuts out. None of this is an accident — …

7/29/2015 12:00 AM
Why pay shooters not to shoot?
Letters to the Editor
The idea to pay gun-toting people to stop shooting people is preposterous (“Is Toledo ready to pay people to stop shooting?,” op-ed column, July 19). I can’t believe anyone would entertain such nonsense. …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Retirement reality
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A new survey of U.S. households by the Federal Reserve Board reveals startling facts about Americans’ financial security, or lack of it. Nearly a third of workers have no retirement savings at all. …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Family values boost same-sex marriage acceptance
The movement of same-sex marriage from a fringe notion to accepted law was one of the swiftest progressions in American social history. The female vote, racial integration, the rights of the disabled — all took decades to win. In contrast, same-sex marriage won acceptance in a relative flash. …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Literary giant

Novelist E.L. Doctorow wrote such seminal American works as The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate. He was, in the words of fellow novelist Don DeLillo, this nation’s greatest chronicler of “American possibility in which plain lives take on the cadences of history.” …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Saving blight money

One of the few good things to come out of the Great Recession was the Hardest Hit Fund. That account has set aside federal money to help states that were most affected by the downturn, including Ohio and Michigan, to save homes and deal with blight. …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Candidates should get pay docked
Letters to the Editor
I notice that many of the 2016 presidential candidates are employed by taxpayers, including the governor of Ohio (“Kasich adds his name to crowded GOP field,” July 22). As these people spend time on the campaign trail, and not on the state or federal business they were elected to do, their time away should be deducted from their pay.…

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
Increase vocabulary with a word each day
“Increase your vocabulary with a word each day. Each word you know makes a wise guy so ... here’s the word for today: ameliorate.” …

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
It’s hot and only going to get hotter
It’s hot here in our tiny village in northern Spain, as I write this. Very. …

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