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  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • Editor of Britain's Guardian defends publication of NSA files

    LONDON -- The editor of the Guardian defended his decision to publish leaked files from the U.S. National Security Agency and told a committee of Parliament on Tuesday that so far the British newspaper has revealed only 1% of the material provided by...
  • American students trail East Asians, most Europeans in reading

    American students trail East Asians, most Europeans in reading
    American teenagers read at a level below that of most of their European and Asian counterparts, according to a global education survey released Tuesday. The Programme for International Student Assessment tests youths around the world on reading, math...
  • Latest Turn in Newsweek Saga: Revival of U.S. Print Edition

    Here's a surprising headline: Newsweek is scheduled to revive its U.S. print edition as a subscription-dependent news weekly. The New York Times reported late Tuesday that the magazine's new owners intend to return to a print in January or February,...
  • Man rescued alive from bottom of Atlantic after 3 days

    Man rescued alive from bottom of Atlantic after 3 days
    After surviving three days in an air pocket at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a Nigerian man was rescued alive by divers who were recovering bodies from the ship he was on, The Washington Post reports. Divers with DCN Diving rescued Harrison...
  • Will Ferrell goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy

    Will Ferrell goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy
    Will Ferrell minus the mustache. We haven't seen much of that guy lately, but at Tuesday's special event for "Anchorman: The Exhibit" at Washington's Newseum, he made a rare appearance as himself.  The new exhibit, which opened late last month, displays...
  • USDA announces new plan to combat salmonella

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new plan Wednesday to reduce the number of salmonella outbreaks linked to meat and poultry. The effort comes weeks after Foster Farms chicken was found to have sickened at least 389 people nationwide with...
  • Will Ferrell on 'Anchorman': 'It Will Become a Teaching Tool'

    Hey look, it's Ron Burgundy, the Anchorman, standing in the window of the Newseum, the august D.C. facility dedicated to the First Amendment. Oh, wait. He's in the next window too. What gives? Answer: Call it a working definition of "low-brow meets high-...
  • Is Obamacare going to ultimately work?

     Is Obamacare going to ultimately work?
    The Obamacare website is finally up and running fairly well for most users. Or is it? It’s not entirely fixed and is still having some back-end problems. Obama adviser David Plouffe says it will have all the kinks worked out by 2017. But the...
  • USDA outlines plan to fight salmonella

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has outlined a broad plan to combat salmonella. But some food safety advocates say it doesn't do enough to combat a pathogen responsible for 1.3 million illnesses in the U.S. each year. The push has taken on new...
  • In 'The Apartment,' Greg Baxter uncovers a snowed-under soul

    "The Apartment," Greg Baxter's absorbing, atmospheric and enigmatic first novel, unfolds in extended paragraphs without chapter breaks on a single snowy mid-December day in a fictional European city that evokes aspects of Vienna, Prague and Budapest....