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  • Round-Up: 'Crapstraction,' divining chickens, Francis Bacon in drag

    Round-Up: 'Crapstraction,' divining chickens, Francis Bacon in drag
    Soccer chickens, design and violence, data in culture, and the conflict over development at Bergamot Station. It's all in this week's Round-Up: - Should data drive decisions about culture? Absolutely not, says just about everybody (except Eli Broad).  ...
  • U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says

    U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says
    The State Department's No. 2 diplomat spoke with Iranian counterparts Monday about the crisis in Iraq, a senior State Department official said. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Vienna on Monday to join international negotiations on...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department's 'Our Ocean' Conference

    Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. "I'm pleased that Leo...
  • U.S., Iran discuss possible cooperation against Iraq militants

    The weeklong onslaught by a marauding army of Islamist extremists in Iraq pushed the United States and its longtime rival Iran on Monday to discuss collaborating against a common foe, although the White House ruled out any joint military operations....
  • Iran maneuvers to win blame game if nuclear talks collapse

    Iran maneuvers to win blame game if nuclear talks collapse
    Iran's nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy. But just in case they don't win that diplomatic victory, they are...
  • DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean

    DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined President Barack Obama Tuesday in a pledge to protect the ocean. The Washington Post reports DiCaprio plans to spend $7 million over the next two years on marine conservation, while Obama vowed to use his executive...
  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.

    Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.
    In a secret raid Sunday, U.S. special operations troops captured the suspected  ringleader of the 2012 attack against two American government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, putting a key figure in the deadly assault in U.S. hands for the first time, U.S. ...
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