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  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...
  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it. The...
  • Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics

    Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics
    It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency. Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
  • For Barbara Walters, power, politics and pop culture were personal

     For Barbara Walters, power, politics and pop culture were personal
    As befits her groundbreaking, decades-long career, Barbara Walters gave colleagues, cohorts and fans a full year to emotionally prepare for her retirement Friday from "The View" after 17 years, and full-time TV journalism after more than 60. Having...
  • India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi

    India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi
    As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
  • Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'

    Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'
    The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
  • Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized

    The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
  • Ukrainians go to the polls [Editorial]

    On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
  • Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits

    Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits
    Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad. Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
  • 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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Roughly the size of New York’s Central Park at three miles long and one-and-a-half mile wide, Monaco not only enjoys an incredible setting between the Mediterranean and the Alps and between the French and Italian Rivieras, but could be said to be...