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‘Big Bang Theory’ remembers Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy never appeared in person on “The Big Bang Theory” but his name and that of “Star Trek’s” Mr. Spock are often referenced on the CBS comedy about a group of misfit physicists and engineers.


Helicopter company gets NASCAR waiver, will still lose money

The helicopter company that transports passengers to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has received a waiver it sought to fly just before and after Sunday’s NASCAR race, but it will still lose business because of regulations adopted to thwart terrorists.

Snuggie maker to pay $8M to overcharged customers

The seller of the Snuggie blanket and other as-seen-on-TV products, like the Perfect Brownie Pan and the Perfect Bacon Bowl, is paying $8 million to settle claims by New York’s Attorney General that it mislead and overcharged customers.

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Gun-free zones put innocent in danger

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

One Senate bill targets violence against women

When I was in my early 20s, I was still getting my life together. I had only recently gathered the courage and the resources to leave an extremely abusive relationship. I didn’t know when I drove home from work one day that I would be badly beaten in broad daylight right outside of my apartment. I didn’t know that despite having a temporary protective order in place, I would become one of the three in 10 women who are beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. I didn’t know how lucky I was that a gun wasn’t around.


How having a favorite child affects your whole family

According to scientists who spoke to NPR’s Nancy Shute, nearly 80 percent of parents have a favorite child. Favoritism by a parent can affect more just a child. It can affect the whole family, too, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Child Development.