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  • Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes
    The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad:...
  • Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]

    Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]
    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • 'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners

    'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners
    When Bill Nighy was a young actor at the National Theatre in London, older gay cast members would talk to him about the country's harsh policies, which forced them to stay in the closet. Being gay, recalled the rangy 64-year-old British actor, "just...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • 'The November Man' delivers on action and violence but plot may be difficult to follow

    'The November Man' delivers on action and violence but plot may be difficult to follow
    There are dark twists and turns in Roger Donaldson's film "The November Man."     Based on the novel "There Are No Spies" by Bill Granger, the movie follows ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) as he is called back from retirement for one...
  • 'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
  • George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11

    George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11
    Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to be published in November by Crown. The book, announced late Wednesday, does not yet have a title. In less than a day, its pre-orders have...
  • Review: 'The Invisible Bridge' by Rick Perlstein

    Review: 'The Invisible Bridge' by Rick Perlstein
    It's a cliché. The college professor asks for a show of hands. How many of you know about the Vietnam war? Nobody. Watergate? A sprinkling. (Maybe they saw the movie with Robert Redford on Netflix.) The kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and that whole...
  • CIA apologizes, admits it improperly searched Senate computers

    CIA apologizes, admits it improperly searched Senate computers
    The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it...
  • Sony's Crackle Sets 'Cleaners' Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Trailer

    Crackle, the online-video network of Sony Pictures Television, will premiere season two of original drama series "Cleaners" starring David Arquette, Gina Gershon, Emily Osment and Emmanuelle Chriqui on Aug. 19. Sony declined to provide viewership figures...
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    Obama: 'We tortured some folks'
    In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era. “We...