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  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

     The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale
    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war

    Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war
    A prominent Iranian military figure has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to both Syrian opposition and Iranian government sources, adding to mounting evidence of Tehran's military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Abdollah...
  • Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef cancels his television show

    In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end. Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
  • Christian mother may become 21st-century martyr

    How big is this planet? Here's how big. On one side, we pass laws to ensure gay couples can marry. On the other side, a wife is sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her religion. Right now, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, sits in a Sudanese prison, nursing...
  • WHO isn't scared of MERS, so why don't I feel better?

    WHO isn't scared of MERS, so why don't I feel better?
    Should we be worried about MERS? The World Health Organization says not really, at least not yet. So why don’t I feel better? (Not literally. That’s rhetorical: I mean, I feel fine, really. Allergies, maybe. Just a little tickle in the...
  • Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment

    Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment
      The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...
  • 'Good Spy' scrutinizes Middle East CIA officer Robert Ames

    The collapse last month of America's latest efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal marked another spin in the relentless cycle of heartache, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. Arguably no American was more familiar with the region's...
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • Mel Patton dies at 89; Olympic gold medalist runner

     Mel Patton dies at 89; Olympic gold medalist runner
    Mel Patton, an Olympic gold medalist and USC sprinter who at one time was deemed the fastest human on Earth, has died. He was 89. Patton, who had cancer, died May 9 at his Fallbrook, Calif., home, his wife, Shirley Patton said. "Pell Mel," as he was...
  • Barbara Walters signs off from her final episode of 'The View'

    Barbara Walters signs off from her final episode of 'The View'
    Barbara Walters signed off from "The View" for the final time in an episode that aired Friday (it was recorded on Thursday). And in her parting remarks, she let America know she was now available for supermarket openings and lunches for a $10 fee....
  • CDC: Illinois man is 3rd reported case of MERS in nation

    CDC: Illinois man is 3rd reported case of MERS in nation
    A U.S. citizen previously hospitalized in Indiana with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, has passed the potentially fatal virus to an Illinois man, federal health officials said Saturday. Health officials originally contacted the Illinois...