Duke may benefit from quarterback transition

A change to an inexperienced quarterback is often a red flag, particularly at a program like Duke that continues to make season-to-season progress and relied heavily on veteran quarterbacks like Sean Renfree and Anthony Boone. For Duke this season, the transition may actually help more than it hurts.

Act would ensure abortion access not dependent on insurance, money

Elizabeth Deans: Legislation introduced in Congress in July would fix our policies when it comes to abortion coverage: Cosponsored by over 70 members of Congress, including Reps. Alma Adams and David Price, the EACH Woman Act would ensure that a woman’s ability to have an abortion does not depend on her insurance status or how much money she earns.

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Your guide to the political correctness debate

Trump, Seinfeld among those who say people are too sensitive about language

Obama was criticized for using the word ‘thug’ to describe Baltimore rioters

Jeb Bush came under fire for saying ‘anchor babies’

UNC coach Larry Fedora talks after practice on Monday, Aug. 31, about the importance of starting strong in the wake of team chemistry issues at the end of last season. Video by Andrew Carter, acarter@newsobserver.com


Parenting: Little dogs and lessons from mom

Earlier this summer marked three years since my mom passed away. I didn’t really realize this when we went to schedule our vacation, which was a stay-cation, but having the time off during the anniversary made me think about my mother more than usual – and the indirect impact she has on her 20-month-old grandson.