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Jan 7, 2012 1:31PM ET
The former Vice President comes out against the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Jan 7, 2012 12:59PM ET
An American Navy destroyed helped rescue Iranian fishermen who had been captured by pirates off Somalia. It was either a humanitarian gesture or a PR stunt, depending which Iranian official was speaking.
Jan 7, 2012 12:42PM ET
The titular spirit of the comedian's book disappears from the title of the spin-off sitcom, and the explanations seem forced.
Jan 7, 2012 10:53AM ET
The former Prime Minister will return from overseas despite charges he helped assassinate Benazir Bhutto, and amid escalating tensions between government and military leaders.
Jan 7, 2012 10:27AM ET
A former high-ranking insider is the latest to criticize the Church of Scientology's fundraising practices and treatment of its members.
Jan 7, 2012 9:08AM ET
A New Hampshire voter asks Romney if the solution for middle class woes might be sacrifice from Romney and his fellow 1-percenters.
Dec 24, 2011 10:02PM ET
A fitting Santa Claus for 2011, year of occupations and public shows of force, sanctioned and otherwise.
Dec 24, 2011 5:13PM ET
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is planning to seek medical treatment in the U.S. after ceding power to a new unity government, a spokesman says.
Dec 24, 2011 2:51PM ET
Jonathan Ames threw an impromptu wake for "Bored to Death" after his show was canceled. And that is why Jonathan Ames had to pay a $1,600 bar tab at the Brooklyn Inn.
Dec 24, 2011 11:49AM ET
The new Nike Air Jordan is a revival of a previously popular model. It is causing shoppers around the country to lose their minds.
Dec 24, 2011 11:21AM ET
The campaigns of two of the highest-profile alternatives to Mitt Romney failed to submit enough signatures to make the Republican primary ballot in Virginia.
Dec 24, 2011 10:28AM ET
The New York Times goes deep on the testy relationship between the mayor and the governor.
Dec 24, 2011 9:28AM ET
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Moscow, some chanting "Russia without Putin," weeks after parliamentary elections that were marked by allegations of fraud.
Dec 18, 2011 6:07PM ET
The Republican presidential candidate "doubled down" Sunday on his insistence that Congress should be permitted to subpoena judges who issues rulings with which it disagrees.
Dec 18, 2011 4:30PM ET
A bipartisan Senate approved a two-month extension of the current payroll tax cut on Saturday, but House Speaker John Boehner says the House won't go along.
Dec 18, 2011 2:38PM ET
Nicholas K. Peart is a 23-year-old black man living in New York City. He's been stopped and frisked by police at least five times. His account of the corrosive legacy of an invasive police tactic is going viral.
Dec 18, 2011 1:14PM ET
Sully and Denise attempt to crash their old high school dance, Jude Law grows uncomfortable in the Cage, and Jesus of Nazareth asks Tim Tebow to "take it down a notch."
Dec 18, 2011 10:53AM ET
The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof on one of the young victims of Bahrain's crackdown on democracy protests, and why the government's ability to do so is partly in our hands.
Dec 18, 2011 10:11AM ET
Nine years of war draw to a formal close as the final convoy of U.S. troops rolls into Kuwait on Sunday morning. Many U.S. security contractors will remain, however.
Dec 18, 2011 9:13AM ET
The playwright who became a leader of the Velvet Revolution, which brought down Czechoslovakia's Communist rule and signaled the end of the Cold War, died at 75.
Dec 17, 2011 5:24PM ET
As Egypt's first free elections in more than a generation continue, police cracked down viciously on protesters in Cairo.
Dec 17, 2011 3:13PM ET
A new project uses cell phone technology to monitor Kenyan wildlife, and to get around the high cost of satellite infrastructure.
Dec 17, 2011 2:52PM ET
A new report says a chlamydia outbreak could wipe out the wild koala population in Australia within 30 years.
Dec 17, 2011 2:13PM ET
Candace Gingrich-Jones, the sister of the would-be president of the United States, is a lesbian and a longtime activist for equal rights for gay people. The siblings get along, but they also avoid debating some issues.
Dec 17, 2011 12:01PM ET
The retired archbishop said Trinity Church should work with protesters now camping on its vacant lot. Then he clarified: protesters shouldn't break the law, either.
Dec 17, 2011 11:18AM ET
Appearing on The Tonight Show, the Texas congressman also says his fellow Republican presidential candidate wants "to go get 'em."
Dec 17, 2011 10:44AM ET
Flash flooding killed at least 436 people after Tropical Storm Washi slammed into the island of Sendong, and another 400 remain missing.
Dec 17, 2011 10:28AM ET
Zimbabwe's autocratic president is suspected of redirecting profits from the country's diamond mines for his own purposes — such as shoring up his control over the country after a 31-year reign.
Dec 11, 2011 6:06PM ET
The New York Times' Diana B. Henriques reports on the lingering hard feelings, three years after Bernie Madoff's arrest. She also dishes on his emails from prison.
Dec 11, 2011 4:09PM ET
The former strongman was extradited from France to be sentenced in his former country for the killing of a political opponent.