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  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his killers to ground, saying they "have no place in the 21st century."
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'
    In the Ovation series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star as young and old versions of the same character, an unnamed physician assigned to a tiny hospital in a remote village in revolutionary Russia. Think "Northern Exposure"...

    reFramed: In conversation with David Magnusson

     
    A purity ball is a ceremony where young girls promise to “live pure lives before God,” and to remain virgins until marriage. In return, their fathers sign a commitment promising to protect their daughters’ chastity. Sometimes rings are...

    'The Trip to Italy:' Voyeuristic vacation treat

    Who would have thunk that "The Trip," a movie in which two semi-famous British comedians drive around the Lake District eating fine food and trading dead-on impersonations of Woody Allen, Michael Caine, and Sean Connery, would beget a sequel? But here,...