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  • Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
  • Edward Snowden's Russian summer reading list

    Welcome to Russia, Edward Snowden! Here’s a disturbing Russian novel, just to give you a sense of what you’ve gotten yourself into. The NSA leaker, stuck in a legal limbo in Moscow's international airport for a month now, was able to meet...
  • Jane Austen featured on British currency

    Jane Austen featured on British currency
    LONDON (AP) - Jane Austen will become the new face on England's 10-pound notes - a sign that there is plenty of pride and little prejudice against women on the country's currency.     The Bank of England chose the chronicler of 18th century English...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization

    Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Visiting with a group of recovering addicts in a Brazilian hospital Wednesday night, Pope Francis criticized the regional push to legalize drugs, saying society must instead tackle root causes of substance abuse such as the lack of...
  • Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead

    Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead
    A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month. The train was en route from Madrid to the...
  • China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption

    BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill

    How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill
    Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...
  • Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family

    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...
  • The Biblioracle: A yearly check-in

    The Biblioracle: A yearly check-in
    I've been dreading this one. My Printers Row Journal overlords — I mean editors — have been asking me to follow up on my recommendations. I did a similar column just over a year ago, and the reviews were mostly positive, but one just never...