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  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
  • Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods

    Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious —...
  • Legal fight over California's unique art-sales law nears climax

    Legal fight over California's unique art-sales law nears climax
    Past and future paydays for American artists were at stake in a Pasadena courtroom Tuesday as a group of them tried to salvage a special privilege that only California confers: the right to pocket a 5% royalty whenever a California collector or gallery...
  • National Film Registry Chooses 25 Classic Movies To Preserve

    National Film Registry Chooses 25 Classic Movies To Preserve
    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington this week announced the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved...
  • Author details harsh toll of Alzheimer's on caregivers

    "Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's"; HarperOne (240 pages, $26.99) Meryl Comer probably couldn't tell you the most harrowing moment of her journey through Alzheimer's. Maybe it happened before her husband Harvey's...
  • Banking on Washington

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Dec. 16: As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, "Who does Congress work for?" She...
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP

    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland...
  • Senate confirms new chief of U.S. auto safety agency

    The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Rosekind, an expert on human...
  • 'Big Lebowski,' 'Willy Wonka' Among National Film Registry's 25 Selections

    "The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Rosemary's Baby," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" are among the 25 films saluted by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the organization's annual...
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
  • Brazil Congress approves lower fiscal goal in 2015 budget

    Brazil's Congress on Wednesday approved federal budget guidelines that set a much lower savings goal for next year, in line with President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain fiscal credibility with more attainable targets. The new 2015 guidelines,...