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  • Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shuts down Providence for Pioneer Shootout championship

    Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shuts down Providence for Pioneer Shootout championship
    BURBANK — Halfway through the third quarter, the shots stopped falling. Whether they were layups, three-pointers, looks from around the free-throw line or mid-range jumpers, it didn’t matter, the Providence High girls’ basketball...
  • The other America

    Germany's first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was "a special providence for drunkards, fools and the United States of America." Apparently, late 19th century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when...
  • U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan

    U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan
    The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism suspects at former CIA-run prisons in the country. The U.S. military shuttered its prison...
  • Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest

     Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest
    Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life. These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
  • In 2003, U.S. experts doubted key Iraq war claim: CIA cable

    A CIA cable disclosed on Thursday showed that U.S. counterterrorism officials in 2003 discounted reports that a leader of the Sept. 11 attacks met an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague just before the attacks, further undermining a Bush...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'

    Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'
    Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
  • Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese

     Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese
    Pilot Ernie Brace, who was a prisoner in Laos and North Vietnam for seven years — longer than any other American civilian during the Vietnam War — was held mostly in solitary confinement, sometimes in stocks or chains. But in a prison near...
  • Four parties vying to open grocery store in Southeast Community in Newport News

    Four parties vying to open grocery store in Southeast Community in Newport News
    The city has received formal letters from four different parties who are interested in opening a grocery store in the Southeast Community, City Manager Jim Bourey said at a recent City Council meeting. The council met in closed session earlier this week...
  • A bear you can look up to: Wojtek the WWII soldier bear

    A bear you can look up to: Wojtek the WWII soldier bear
    Did you hear about the 500-pound bear that served in the Polish army? It's no Veterans Day joke. It's one of the more bizarre — and obviously warm and fuzzy — stories of World War II. It's also a story people will be hearing more of in the...
  • Four political dramas that play around with form

    Four political dramas that play around with form
    The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness. A false dichotomy between aesthetics...