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Former Senator Jim Webb has worn many hats in his long career: U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, best-selling author and officer in the Marines. He is also an Emmy-winning journalist, thanks to a special report he produced for “The MacNeil/...
South Korea today struck down a 1953 law that made adultery illegal and punishable by jail time. Photo by Image Source/Getty Images South Korea’s Constitutional Court struck down a 1953 law on Thursday that made adultery illegal and punishable by up...
Stephane Mbenga goes over fractions with teacher Naomi Wamble in a fourth grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland, in 2013. Teachers must adapt to newer, more rigorous education standards under Common Core. Photo...
To avoid paying their hearth taxes in the 1600s, the English would block or destroy their chimneys, leading them to pubs for a hot meal. Today’s pub culture grew out of that 17th-century revolt. Photo by Flickr user summonedbyfells Adjusting...
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, pictured here with President Obama in 2013, will attend the annual policy conference of AIPAC. Photo by Pete Souza/The White House/Handout/Reuters WASHINGTON — In...
Labrador retrievers, like 12-year-old Trudy, were named the nation’s favorite dog by the American Kennel Club. Photo by Julie Treu You have spoken, people of America: For an astounding 24th consecutive year, the most popular breed of dog in...