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  • Militant attack on Pakistan school kills 132 children, nine staffers

    Militant attack on Pakistan school kills 132 children, nine staffers
    The 10th-graders were having a class party when the gunmen burst into the auditorium. Disguised as Pakistani security forces and armed with automatic weapons, they moved through the crowd of cowering children, shooting methodically. “I immediately...
  • Taliban's massacre of schoolchildren must be answered

    Taliban's massacre of schoolchildren must be answered
    More than 100 children — all less than 15 years old — were killed in Pakistan on Tuesday in one of the worst attacks on a school in human history. While we were coming to terms with the Sydney siege, this tragedy unfolded. Lest we forget,...
  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago

    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago
    In her introduction to "Skylight," Spanish journalist Pilar del Río notes that in 1953, José Saramago sent a manuscript to a publisher, where it languished in a slush pile for 36 years. The publisher, while moving offices, discovered the manuscript,...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2014

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, Kobe Bryant warms up before a game against the Kings while wearing a T-shirt saying “I can't breathe” in reference to the death of Eric Garner in New York, who died after police put him in a chokehold while...
  • In the NFL, there's room to forgive and forget

    In the NFL, there's room to forgive and forget
    Some stocking stuffers: About this time next year, expect the NFL to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Roger Goodell will be accepting, proudly, at a black-tie dinner. Most think that the NFL only plays football games and make gobs of money. In truth,...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize

    Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize
    — Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning. Instead, the Nobel Prize in...
  • Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system

    Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system
    Three scientists who studied how the brain positions us within our environment, plots the route ahead and may even remember where we’ve been were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard...
  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...