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  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago. Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Russia ex-tycoon Boris Berezovsky found dead

    MOSCOW — Boris Berezovsky, 67, an exiled Russian ex-tycoon who played a key role in bringing Vladimir Putin to power, only to have a bitter falling out, has died in Britain, according to his family and Russian news reports. Berezovsky had claimed...
  • Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist dies; Hitler assassination plotter

    Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last known surviving member of the German resistance group that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II, has died. He was 90. He died Friday at his home in Munich, his wife, Gundula von Kleist,...
  • 'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'

    'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'
    At last, more insight into Don Draper's psyche. Now that old Don is back, most of season six's sins have been cyclical, from revisiting adultery and prostitution to a hefty resurgence in Don’s liquor bill. The reboot of old Don has sometimes...
  • Boston's JFK museum readies for 50th anniversary of assassination

    BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...
  • 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap, Adrienne, Brandi and character assassination!

    'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap, Adrienne, Brandi and character assassination!
    This week starts with Kyle, who is increasingly becoming my least favorite Housewife. Did Kyle's family get egged? As a result of her meddling, I hope. Mauricio pretends to believe it's some high school prank targeting Alexia. But aww, it's a new car...
  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'Man with a Plan'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Man with a Plan'
    Don’s now a dom. And, no, it’s not as sexy as it seems. In ‘Man with a Plan,’ our antihero has one plan: To gain some semblance of balance by controlling everyone’s lives around him. In doing so he lays down a path of...
  • Living in dangerous times

    Living in dangerous times
    The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
  • America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province

    America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province
    TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — A shy boy with filthy hands and a shabby tunic approached the great man, bowed and tried to kiss his hand. Gen. Matiullah Khan was seated like a sultan on a cushion in his hojra, his airy receiving room. He barely...