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Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75. Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Religion and Belief, Nobel Prize Awards, NATO
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
During the 1960s, baby boomers were a part of social revolution. Almost a half-century later, they’re a part of another social revolution, but this time it’s social media, as older generations are turning to sites like Facebook and Twitter...
Tags: Demographics, U.S. Army, Media Industry, Facebook, Social Media
It's an antique collector's dream come true. Next weekend, Roanoke Valley's annual Antique Expo is coming to the Roanoke Civic Center. This is the 45th year the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the event....
World NowPop star Britney Spears is scheduled to give a free outdoor concert Sunday to kick off Christmas festivities here, but the local government declined to explain how the seemingly costly show was acquired....
Opinion L.A.From both the left and the right, we've become accustomed to impassioned speeches about America's exceptionalism and predictions of another "American century." But in his Op-Ed, Tom Engelhardt contends this repetition just shows how far we've fallen. In...
World NowFacebook revolutions and Egyptian election: Official results in Egypt's first round of parliamentary elections show that the young revolutionaries who plugged into social media to ignite a revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak failed to excite voters...
World NowLed by newly appointed Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri, an Egyptian cabinet was sworn in Wednesday amid continuing calls for the ruling military council and its interim government to step down....
World NowEgypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamists, Arab Spring: In another sign of the rift between Islamists and the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces over the writing of Egypt's new constitution, the Muslim Brotherhood has decided to pull out of a civilian...
World NowA group of Syrian actors has produced a piece of political satire by using puppets to lampoon the country's feared security forces and even President Bashar Assad. The project is called “Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator.”...
Nation NowTime magazine has again turned to a concept for its latest person of the year announced on Wednesday, choosing ‘The Protester,” in recognition of a year when unhappiness with politics and the economy was given voice in streets in the Mideast...
World NowMoncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
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