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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...
  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
  • Joe Biden: Vice president of the nation, but king of the eulogy

    WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
  • African Children's Choir to perform twice on the Peninsula Sunday, July 14

    African Children's Choir to perform twice on the Peninsula Sunday, July 14
    The African Children's Choir, a 16-member musical group from Uganda, will perform twice on the Peninsula this Sunday. The group will sing and dance at Warwick Assembly of God, 1228 Todds Lane, in Hampton at 10:15 a.m. and First Baptist Church Denbigh,...
  • 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...
  • No summit, small loss

    Given the rocky U.S.-Russia relationship that continues to sour despite President Barack Obama's earnest efforts to, as former secretary of state Hillary Clinton once put it, hit the "reset button" in dealings with the Kremlin, today's announcement that a...
  • Nick Searcy brings authenticity to his characters

    Nick Searcy brings authenticity to his characters
    This is the first of a series on some of the top character actors in Hollywood. Over the years, Nick Searcy has played everything from a German shepherd in an off-Broadway musical rip-off of "Cats" called "Dogs" to astronaut Deke Slayton in the Emmy...
  • Climate policy's twin challenges

     Climate policy's twin challenges
    Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan

    Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan
    White House tapes released Wednesday capture President Richard Nixon grappling with the growing Watergate scandal while continuing to press forward on major foreign-affairs initiatives, including a historic meeting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev....
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...