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Mike Argento: The Klan tries to re-brand. Good luck with that!

04/23/2014 11:55 AM EDT
In early 1866, in Pulaski, Tenn., six veterans of the Confederate Army got together and formed a little club. 
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Mike Argento: Yeah, Patrick Farves has prom date offers...
04/22/2014 09:43 PM EDT - Just last week, Patrick Farves didn't have a prom date. The Central York High School senior had asked Miss America during an assembly — a move that earned him a three-day in-school suspension and, eventually, appearances on the "Today" show, Fox News, "Inside Edition" and who knows what else. Full Story

Mike Argento: Lying is protected speech? Maybe.
04/18/2014 01:30 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could determine whether it's OK for politicians to lie. Full Story

Mike Argento: Eating your pets
04/18/2014 08:34 AM EDT - How I wound up talking to the crazy chicken lady is kind of a long story. Well, not that long, but, well, you'll see. Full Story

Mike Argento: Red Lion's Mik Ludwig practices Mensur - real sword fighting
04/18/2014 03:33 PM EDT - The story of how Mik Ludwig found himself standing, little more than arms's length, from another man wielding a razor-sharp sword, flailing at his head, began when he was 7 years old. Full Story

Mike Argento: An email from (redacted)
04/11/2014 03:38 PM EDT - The emails that outline how former state Sen. Mike Waugh got the job as executive director of the state Farm Show Complex were heavily redacted, meaning large blocks of black obscured the type — and may have obscured the whole story. Full Story

Mike Argento: Jim Lewin died three times, but he's still here
04/10/2014 08:43 PM EDT - It all starts with the shop. It always starts with the shop, a cavernous, shambling collection on West Market Street called the York Emporium. Full Story

Mike Argento: Celebrating a life, 94 acts at a time
04/09/2014 01:48 PM EDT - Amy Jansky was struggling to come up with a way to honor her grandfather, a man all of the kids called DadDad. Full Story

Mike Argento: A company finds religion
04/04/2014 01:17 PM EDT - NEWS ITEMS: Nearly two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that would permit Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood to get around provisions of the Affordable Care Act on the basis of religious beliefs, something that, if permitted, may permit businesses to avoid obeying laws by Full Story

Mike Argento: Spite makes right?
04/02/2014 03:43 PM EDT - There is an old joke about a guy finding a genie, in a bottle or something, who offers him three wishes with one catch: Whatever he wishes for, his neighbor will be granted double. Full Story

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Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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Japan LPGA champ, 15, 'doesn't feel much pressure'

Minami Katsu, who at 15 became the youngest winner on the Japan LPGA tour, says she is "the kind of person who doesn't feel much pressure." Full Story