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  • Clinton's advice to young women: 'Don't get dragged down' by critics

    Clinton's advice to young women: 'Don't get dragged down' by critics
    In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband’s liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative...
  • Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9

    Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9
    Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters an off day before resuming for the 10th stage Tuesday. 1. Try as you might: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour...
  • Queen Elizabeth joins the 88 club

    Queen Elizabeth joins the 88 club
    That Queen Elizabeth II just keeps on trucking. She's now joined the double-eight club, turning 88 on April 21, 2014. Born in 1926 and having taken over head of state duties in 1952 at the age of 25, she has been the Queen for 62 years, which is the...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution
    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
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  • 'House of Cards' to take over State House

    'House of Cards' to take over State House
    The marble hallway trod for centuries by Maryland politicians will host perhaps its most sinister character when actor Kevin Spacey arrives for work next week. Television crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming Maryland's...
  • $53-million mega-mansion in Rolling Hills is fit for a king

    $53-million mega-mansion in Rolling Hills is fit for a king
    If the $53-million price tag doesn’t stand in his way, President Obama need look no further than Hacienda de la Paz on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as a place to settle down after life in the White House. Set in gated Rolling Hills, behind gates...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • The over-leveraged GOP

    The over-leveraged GOP
    The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
  • Taliban leader calls for peace talks, new attacks on foreign troops

    Taliban leader calls for peace talks, new attacks on foreign troops
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country. In a...