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  • A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement

    A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement
    On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the "yes" and "no" campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets ‚€” the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle now...
  • Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education

    Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education
    NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama urged international leaders to show the courage and commitment of girls who make sacrifices to go to school - like the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls - to provide children around the world the quality education they...
  • Scotland opts to stay with Britain

    Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. With turnout at...
  • Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum

    Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum
    Results were trickling in early Friday in Scotland’s independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain. Nine of Scotland’s 32 local authorities reported “no” votes, some by a...
  • Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

    Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance
    Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. Its verdict should be clear around breakfast time on Friday. Polling booths closed...
  • Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum

    Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum
    On the eve of†Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the†United Kingdom†just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday. Leaders and supporters...
  • Scottish secession favored in poll for first time

    Scottish secession favored in poll for first time
    The race for Scottish independence reached a new level of intensity Monday after a weekend opinion poll showed a majority of voters for the first time favoring secession from the United Kingdom. Increased uncertainty over Scotland's future resulted in...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide. The pardon’s announcement comes during...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
  • Helen Mirren as queen in 'The Audience' to be broadcast to cinemas

    Helen Mirren's big return to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the new play "The Audience," by Peter Morgan, now will be a global event. Fans around the world will be able to experience the London stage production when it is broadcast to cinemas this...
  • 10 things you might not know about hamburgers

    10 things you might not know about hamburgers
    May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...