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World Feb 26More than 175 rebels killed in Damascus ambush
At least 175 rebel fighters were killed, and many more wounded, on Wednesday in an ambush in Damascus, according to Syrian Arab News Agency.
Arts Feb 25George W. Bush to exhibit artwork at presidential library
The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas announced Monday that it plans to unveil in April more than two dozen never-before-displayed portraits painted by the 43rd U.S. president.
Nation Feb 20Nebraska judge strikes down law allowing Keystone pipeline construction to move forward
President Barack Obama has yet to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would stretch 1,179 miles, and carry oil from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast. But a court decision Wednesday could set back construction…
Nation Feb 19AT&T reveals government requested data more than 300,000 times in 2013
In the company's first-ever published transparency report, AT&T released information Wednesday about government and law enforcement requests for customer information. The report documents more than 300,000 requests for user data in 2013. By releasing the report, which AT&T says…
Arts Feb 12Comedy legend Sid Caesar dies at 91
Before there was Saturday Night Live, there was "Your Show of Shows," and Sid Caesar was its featured star. With writers such as Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Carl Reiner, Caesar had the best material to entertain American television audiences…
World Feb 10Switzerland’s new immigration quotas conflict with EU ‘freedom of movement’ laws
In a vote Sunday, Swiss citizens passed a referendum to enforce immigration quotas for people from European Union countries.
Health Jan 24Top 10 places in the U.S. where children go hungry
Seventeen million of the 50 million people in the U.S. living in food insecure households are children. These are the top 10 counties and metropolitan areas where food insecurity is most rampant for those under the age of 18.
Arts Jan 20Sherlock ‘Curly Fu’ Holmes finds large, devoted audience in China
The third season of “Sherlock” premiered in the U.K. on Jan. 2 and in the U.S. on Jan. 19. But one of the largest fan bases for the BBC program is far from the West, in China. Video…
Arts Jan 20La Scala, Berlin Philharmonic conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado died peacefully in Bologna at the age of 80. He will be remembered for his extraordinary conducting skills, a teacher who championed both new music and new talent.
World Jan 16Maldivian president rejects ‘un-Islamic’ ban on some forms of marital rape
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen refused to sign a bill Thursday that criminalizes some forms of marital rape, Religion News Service reported. Though the bill passed parliament with 67-2 vote, Yameen rejected the legislation, which limits a husband’s right to demand…