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Excerpt: 'Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson'

<b>Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson</b><br>By Sharon Robinson<br>Paperback, 40 pages<br>Scholastic Press<br>List price: $16.99 <br>Read An Excerpt.<p>When Sharon Robinson, daughter of famed baseball player Jackie Robinson, wanted to teach kids about her father, she decided to work with illustrator Kadir …

In photos: Jackie who? 15 famous Robinsons that you should know

The film 42, a biopic about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, opens Friday in Canada. Robinson was the first black man to play in Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and going on to play for 10 seasons before retiring in 1956. Not that Robinson is an unusual name, but talking …

Baltimore Orioles

IRS Audits, Benghazi, Sebelius: Obama’s Second Term Is Scandal Heaven

IRS Tea Party audits, Benghazi, oh my! John Dean tells Eleanor Clift why Obama’s flaps are no Watergate.<p>If you were setting out to provoke the …

What the A.P. and Benghazi Scandals Have in Common

What does the A.P. scandal, in which the Justice Department grabbed A.P. journalists’ phone records with the indiscriminate eagerness of someone stuffing packets of Saltines in his pockets, have in common with the questions raised about Benghazi? In the next days and months, a number of answers …

Why America Might Become A Nation Of Renters Yet

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the seasonally adjusted national homeownership rate stood at 65.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. That was a big dip compared with the peak of 69.4 percent in 2004 but comparable to the 65.4 percent rate way back at the beginning of 1996.<p>The decline has …

Real Estate

Shifting Retail Landscape Tilts Support For Online Sales Tax

The U.S. Senate may vote this week on the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to collect sales tax from more online retailers. And as the political and retail landscape has shifted from the last time around, the Senate is expected to approve the measure.<p>The proposal to require …

Freedom and Healthcare: Is the Libertarian Party In Danger of Becoming Relevant?

You don't have to be a economist to understand why American healthcare has been such a disaster for so long -- and why Obamacare has spectacularly failed to do the one thing that would have solved most of its problems.<p>Because of a near-evil system in which employers are subsidized to pay health …

Health Care