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Turkey's new presidential palace in the capital, Ankara, has an official pri...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the massive presidential complex is a symbol of Turkey's growing importance. But as one opposition politician puts it: Only dictators want to live in palaces.
Every year, David DeBoy and The Hons (Wendy Savelle, center, and Karen Fitze...
More than 30 years ago, David DeBoy wrote a hit holiday song about a local delicacy. Its success led to other Baltimore-themed Christmas songs, then to albums and finally to a live show.
Jordan says one of its pilots was captured by the self-titled Islamic State in Syria. The plane crashed while the pilot was conducting airstrikes against the militants. The U.S. military is trying to determine the cause of the crash.
The U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS has been going on for nearly five months. Audie Cornish speaks to Eric Schmitt of The New York Times about how militants' capabilities have changed.
When they're not in rehearsal, some of the Colburn Wesley Project singers live on the streets of Los Angeles. The unlikely choir will be performing through this holiday season.
Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Ri...
Film critic David Edelstein says in 2014 none of the great material came from Hollywood studios. But, he says, it was a "wonderful year" for indie films. He names Boyhood as the best of the year.