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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays British mathematician Alan Turing in the new film “The Imitation Game,” answered readers’ questions. Watch his full interview on Friday’s PBS NewsHour. Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy man...
Early this morning, a lone gunman was shot and killed in downtown Austin, Texas, after firing more than 100 shots at government buildings and attempting to set the Mexican Consulate on fire. While the motives are unclear, the white male shooter,...
Alan Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark I Computer, 1951. Photo by SSPL/Getty Images An English mathematician, logician and cryptographer, Alan Turing was responsible for breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. His work...
Detainees in the compliant camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by Larisa Epatko The United Nations criticized the United States over issues of torture, police malpractice and immigrant detention in a report issued today. After reviewing the recent...
The NFL Players Association says that former NFL running back Ray Rice is immediately eligible to play in the NFL after winning an appeal for his indefinite suspension. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray...
Editor’s Note: If it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, it’s time for shopping in America. But the long lines, congested parking lots and aggressive bargain-hunters that we’ve come to associate with Black Friday, and now even Thanksgiving Day, don’t...