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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Another Malala moment for Pakistan

    Another Malala moment for Pakistan
    Two years ago, a Taliban gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan and fired a shot that outraged the world. He seriously wounded 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai. She recovered, became a powerful voice in the fight against Taliban extremism, and won the...