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  • Jordan committed to anti-Islamic State coalition, despite hostage drama

    Jordan committed to anti-Islamic State coalition, despite hostage drama
    Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants. Foreign Minister...
  • African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...
  • Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
    President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally. Obama cut short a visit in India to be one of the first world leaders to meet with King...
  • The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day

    The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day
    There are three things for sure in this world: death, taxes and that the sometimes-radical animal rights organization PETA will protest the Westminster Kennel Club (or just about any) Dog Show. For the last several years, People for the Ethical Treatment...
  • Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices

    Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices
    A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the short term. It is, however, correct for reasons other than the ones that...
  • 4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day

    4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day
    Love is in the air in February, when Valentine's Day shouts its presence. But if you haven't already booked a getaway, you can indulge at other times of year at these accommodations in out-of-the-ordinary destinations that promise sunshine, crashing waves...
  • REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Although its setting is 18th century Versailles and its central character is the wife of Louis XVI and the erstwhile queen of France, you could chop the noggin off the Steppenwolf Theatre's blithely anachronistic but fundamentally insecure new...
  • My brush with Saudi royalty

    My brush with Saudi royalty
    I was once told that if we are nothing else in this world, we are a reflection of our parents. At a young age, I understood that my actions must be carefully chosen because my parents would be judged according to how I behaved. While living in Los...
  • Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State

    Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State
    The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of Islamic State militants has unleashed a wave of revulsion, demands for retribution and pro-government rallies across the kingdom. The cry for revenge has also drowned out dissenting voices,...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
  • Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin

    Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin
    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...