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  • Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation

    Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation
    Hinsdale Central High School's marching band officially accepted an invitation to participate in the London's New Year's Day Parade next year. The great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Duncan Sandys, delivered the invitation Feb. 24. The marching...
  • Prince William kicks off his first visit to Japan with ceremonial tea

    Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.  The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
  • 'Sex with Kings' -- when gossip wore a crown

    "NELLY, you are grown rich, I believe by your dress. Why, woman you are fine enough to be a queen." "You are entirely right, Madame, and I am w -- re enough to be a duchess." So it went between Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth, and actress Nell Gwynn....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...