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The Crown Inn’s pub in Herefordshire, England, seen in this file photo from September 2005, was raided this week after police received a tip that a missing cup that some believe to be the Holy Grail was seen there. Twelve British police...
President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. airstrikes and relief supply drops in Iraq from the White House on Thursday, August 7, 2014. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.) Before leaving on a two-week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard,...
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can improve language and reading skills of disadvantaged children, according to a new study released Friday. Nina Kraus, PhD, a neurobiologist at Northwestern University, found that musical training has...
The Malaysian government announced its plans to take financial control over Malaysia Airlines on Friday, in an effort to reinvigorate a company that had been struggling even before it faced two major crises–the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Returning now to the day’s top story American efforts to slow advances by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq and to rescue thousands of civilians who have fled from them. For more, we are...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For more about the situation on the ground in Iraq we’re joined once again tonight by Nour Malas of the Wall Street Journal. She joins us via Skype from Erbil. So in the past week we saw this...