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Arts May 20The Daily Frame
A contortionist performs as a lizard at the Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England.
Arts May 17The Daily Frame
A visitor passes the sculpture "1st Body" prior to the opening of the "Kapoor in Berlin," an exhibition by Anish Kapoor, at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin. Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images.
World Apr 16The Boston Marathon: From Triumph to Tragedy
The 2013 Boston Marathon was marked by blood and chaos when two explosions went off near the finish line.
Arts Mar 27For Graffiti Artist, Monopoly Money Makes the World Go ‘Round
Alec Monopoly's first solo show, "Park Place," opened at the LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles earlier this month. The graffiti artist, who is known only by his pseudonym, and the team at LAB ART transformed the gallery space, inside…
Arts Mar 27Monopoly Money Makes Artist’s World Go ‘Round
Painter and graffiti artist Alec Monopoly is obsessed with Rich "Uncle" Pennybags, the mascot of the board game Monopoly. For Alec, this character is a reminder that money can both be the source of fortune and demise -- in the…
World Mar 22Obama and Jordan’s Abdullah Discuss Peace Process, Syrian Refugee Crisis
Updated -- 5:45 p.m. ET: At the end of his Middle East tour, President Barack Obama traveled to Amman, Jordan Friday to meet with King Abdullah II. Both countries' leaders emphasized their strong alliance and commitment to security…
Economy Mar 08Is It Inevitable That the United States Will Default?
By Paul Solman With all the talk of the fiscal cliff and the sequester, I respond to a reader who wants to know if the economic dominoes are likely to fall, causing a government default, and I weigh…
World Feb 08Nor’easter Blizzard Hits New England
The February nor'easter storm hit New England Friday and pelting the region with a snow storm and hurricane-strength wind gusts that left behind as much as two feet of snow. .
Arts Dec 14Fatal Shooting at Conn. Elementary School
A shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday left the gunman dead and at least 28 dead, including 20 children.
Arts Oct 05National Storytelling Festival Turns 40
Now in its 40th year, the National Storytelling Festival expects to attract nearly 10,000 storytellers and attendees from throughout the country and around the world this weekend. The three-day event will include performances by 24 featured storytellers, two ghost story…