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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • Tim Herd: Agonizing childhood Christmas tradition develops character

    Tim Herd: Agonizing childhood Christmas tradition develops character
    When I was a little kid, it was a time-honored tradition in my church — Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church — that all the children of the Sunday school classes would "Say Pieces" at Christmastime and Easter. Such were the agonizing...
  • Why the Dalai Lama says reincarnation might not be for him

    Why the Dalai Lama says reincarnation might not be for him
    Adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe the Dalai Lama, the religion’s highest spiritual authority, has been reincarnated in an unbroken line for centuries. But the current Dalai Lama says he may be the last. In an interview with the BBC this week,...
  • 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...
  • Trudy Rubin: Will Pakistan leaders act now?

    Pakistanis, and sympathizers the world over, are mourning the Taliban's horrific massacre of at least 132 schoolchildren and 13 staff in a crowded school in Peshawar. On the surface, this obscene assault in which the Pakistani Taliban hunted down...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan school attack exposes Taliban desperation

    ISLAMABAD The eight-hour killing spree at the Peshawar army school in which 135 children, 12 adults and one soldier died this week has left Pakistan reeling. It is considered by many as uncharacteristic, even for the Pakistani Taliban, which has waged a...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 8 – 14, 2014

     
    Each week, we bring you the best in visual journalism. The powerful storm that hit Southern California on Friday caused mudslides that left 10 homes uninhabitable, led to the rescue of two people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River, felled trees and...
  • Cavaliers 105, Raptors 91

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Cavaliers 105, Raptors 91 TORONTO -- Forward LeBron James scored 24 points and added 13 assists and seven rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 105-91 on Friday to...
  • 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

    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,...