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  • Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

    In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me. While I love St. Bernadette with her story of mystical vision, it's St. Maria Goretti the child who surrendered her life to protect her purity who...
  • Appreciation: Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester (1944-2014)

    Appreciation: Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester (1944-2014)
    It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In...
  • Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

    Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken hostage in the unstable North African country. Masked kidnappers opened fire on the vehicle in which Ambassador Fawaz...
  • Iraq empties Abu Ghraib prison as jihadists, troops clash

    BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities have closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near the capital Baghdad for security reasons and evacuated all its prisoners, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The complex's 2,400 inmates had been moved to other prisons in...
  • Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli abducted

    AMMAN, Jordan Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped Tuesday in Tripoli by masked gunmen, officials in both countries said. Fawaz al-Etan's motorcade came under attack from gunmen traveling in two cars. The diplomat's driver was injured, Libya's...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
  • Mafia port in Italy will host transfer of Syria's chemical weapons

    GIOIA TAURO, Italy A couple of months back, the drugs and weapons found beneath a thicket of red and white cranes in the mountains of shipping containers at Italy's port in Gioia Tauro led U.S. and Italian law enforcement to arrest 26 members of the...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
  • Del Boxeo a la MMA, la fascinante metamorfosis del legendario peleador Howard Davis Jr.

     Del Boxeo a la MMA, la fascinante metamorfosis del legendario peleador Howard Davis Jr.
    Tres días antes de su debut en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1976 en Montreal, el boxeador de peso ligero estadounidense Howard Davis Jr. recibió una devastadora noticia: su madre había muerto de un ataque al corazón. "Me puse llorar y quería volver a casa,...
  • LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America

    LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America
    Fifty years later, it's hard to imagine the enactment of the Civil Rights Act by today's polarized Congress. Maybe, as the old saying goes, today's fighting is so vicious because the stakes are so small. We Americans appear to fight less among ourselves...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...