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  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
  • Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says

    Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says
    Happy holiday. It's really great to still have you around, because you are not (so far, at least) among the almost 400 people in the U.S. who the National Safety Council predicts will be killed in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day weekend. Yes,...
  • A day at the beach kicks off unofficial start of summer

    A day at the beach kicks off unofficial start of summer
    It's 90 degrees at noon. It's Sunday. It's Memorial Day weekend. Let's go to the beach. For the owners of the cars and trucks parked on the sand of New Smyrna Beach, going to the beach marks the unofficial beginning of summer. They stuff their...
  • History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing

     History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing
    Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans. Some of...
  • Architecture review: At 9/11 Memorial Museum, a relentless literalism

     Architecture review: At 9/11 Memorial Museum, a relentless literalism
    Many New Yorkers, still trying to make sense of the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center, have had a single question as a museum was being built at ground zero: Too soon? Now that the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as it's officially called, has opened...
  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'
    On “Mad Men,” progress has always been marked in small steps rather than giant leaps. The slightest of gestures — a kiss on the hand here, a stunned glance there — take on outsized importance in the world of this series, where in...
  • Remembering war through art

    Remembering war through art
    A Korean War veteran tells the story of swimming in a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone and making a horrific discovery on the river floor. A Gulf War veteran talks about the seemingly benign ways the military is glorified in toys and even...
  • Josh Beckett's no-hitter is the second that Drew Butera has caught

    Josh Beckett’s next turn in the rotation will be Friday, when the Dodgers face the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. The starter for the Pirates that day is scheduled to be Francisco Liriano,¬†with whom Beckett shares a link. Beckett and...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 05/26/14 for 05/26/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on this day in 1962. This birthday guy may be best known for playing Zed in the "Police Academy" movies. His other film work includes "Shakes the Clown," "Scrooged" and "One...