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  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize
    Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
  • Book Review: 'Millennium People' by J.G. Ballard

    Book Review: 'Millennium People' by J.G. Ballard
    When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State

    Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
  • Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism

    Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism
    Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89. Hatfield died Sunday in...
  • Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'

    Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'
    Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75. Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
  • Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist

    Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist
    Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
  • The Japan quake and nuclear power; the ICE's Secure Communities program; the Palestinians new strategy

    Japan's nightmare Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14 If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
  • Santorum: National security could trump economy in 2012 election

    Santorum: National security could trump economy in 2012 election
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum said there's good reason why he's talking a lot more about foreign policy than other Republican candidates. "Because I believe that there's a very good chance that by next election day, the national security issues in this...
  • Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote

    Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote
    In the final debate before voting starts in the 2012 presidential contest, front-running Newt Gingrich battled renewed criticism Thursday night from rivals over his activities outside of government, including taking $1.6 million from mortgage giant...
  • Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A

    Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A
    President Obama offered a vigorous defense of the use of unmanned aircraft to kill Al Qaeda operatives and other militants in Pakistan's tribal areas and in the process, officially acknowledged the highly classified CIA drone program which, until now, U....
  • Obama's Jewish backers on edge over his Mideast peace plan

    President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security.  Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say...