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  • 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
    Twenty-five years ago this autumn, both the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain came down, ending the artificial East-West division of Europe and restoring a vast landscape — six nations, 80 million people, from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans — to its rightful home in the West.
  • All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture
    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, fans of "The Daily Show": In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy. Not unless you get your laughs in the sarcastic way that I often do, from...

    Chicago office towers draw foreign interest

    Chicago office towers draw foreign interest
    While not as eye-popping as the recent $1.95 billion deal to sell New York City's Waldorf Astoria to a Chinese firm, sales of Chicago-area real estate to foreign buyers are on the rise. Interest is particularly keen for downtown office buildings,...

    Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

    President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S....

    America's still ready to lead

    America's still ready to lead
    It's a reality of our age that this nation is not free to tune out the world's problems and just focus on matters inside our borders. There are destabilizing forces of all kinds out there. Many are a legacy of 9/11. Others stem from the Cold War's end...