The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and received a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.
"After two or three times in the pool with me," Conrad Cooper says, "they recognize, 'OK, this guy is serious. He's not taking no for an answer. I'm going to do this.' "
For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been teaching children in Los Angeles to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seen here arriving at NFL headquarters last month, sought to destroy evidence in the "deflategate" incident, says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported "the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs" below required levels, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.
Dana Bowerman's lifelong best friend Michelle Elliott holds a photograph of the two together. Bowerman is serving a nearly 20 year sentence for federal drug conspiracy charges. She was holding out hope for clemency for nonviolent drug offenders but it is unlikely that she will receive an early release date.
The Obama administration offered to help non-violent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.
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Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty.
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The sporting options in Finland are everywhere. Here, two people take advantage of the ice on Lake Hiidenvesi to get some exercise.
The Savory Summer Cobbler from the Cheap and Good cookbook features seasonal vegetables under a peppery biscuit crust.
Circa 1974: a photo of Vic Firth, the former principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a leader among percussion equipment manufacturers.
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He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
As of 2004, Trump told CNN he was more Democrat than Republican. So why doesn't this upset potential GOP primary voters?
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The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.
Tina Fey talked about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it's video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.
3-D renderings of four skeletons found buried near the altar of an early church in the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
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Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.
The author of The Paris Wife is back with another novelized memoir, this time of pioneering aviator (and all-around adventurer) Beryl Markham, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean east to west.
Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the drinking to get to the used bags.
In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.
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Comedian Ari Shaffir performs in June. Shaffir has said fellow comedian Carlos Mencia stole his joke about who would build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border. Copyright on jokes is difficult to prove, and it turned out two other comedians had made similar jokes as well.
A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.
A Yale University study analyzed the experience of 60 million Americans covered by traditional Medicare between 1999 and 2013, and found "jaw-dropping improvements in almost every area," the lead author says.
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The past 15 years have seen a drop in deaths and hospitalizations among Medicare patients — people 65 and older. Teasing out why is tricky, but it seems a good trend for the 50-year-old program.
Children play among the tents of Parc Cadeau, one of the camps set up in Haiti for migrants who've left the Dominican Republic after being stripped of their citizenship.
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Thousands of residents of the Dominican Republic — many of Haitian descent — have been stripped of citizenship. Facing deportation, they've moved into camps. Now they're living in limbo.
Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt. Take a look at — and a listen to — her work.
Jennifer Welter, who played in a Texas Revolution game as a running back in 2014, will help coach the linebacker corps for the Arizona Cardinals this summer.
"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," says Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist.
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A Chinese worker is seen at a construction site in Beijing. Economic changes in China and in other places have reduced demand and prices for commodities like the metal in the building's structure.
U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.
Greg Gianforte is distributing a brochure urging workers to "come home to Montana" and telework from there.
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
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Putting some work in ahead of cancer therapy can help speed up recovery afterward.
Cancer patients who get what some people are calling prehabilitation can recover more quickly, early research suggests. Getting insurance to cover it can be tricky, though.
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