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Winston Churchill's other darkest hours, complicated past may change his legacy
The giant legend of Sir Winston Churchill continues to tower over the British story, more than fifty years since his death in 1965. The role he played at a pivotal moment in European history continues to inspire writers, artists and historians to revisit the life of the man, hoping to figure out
Depeche Mode, Spoon, Drake and Conor Oberst music reviews
This week Depeche Mode drops a vibrant and commanding new record, indie-rock veterans Spoon make another bid for the big time with an electronically infused offering, Drake drops another sprawling set and Conor Oberst continues to channel his inner Bob Dylan . Depeche Mode’s “Spirit” (Deluxe
The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2012
Well, the year is almost over and it is time once again to take musical stock. As usual, it was a difficult year to narrow down. There were albums I wish I hadn’t had to cut from the list but, frankly, that’s the sign of...
Yoko Gives Peace Grant to Jailed Russian Punk Group
MOSCOW – Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of legendary Beatles singer John Lennon, and Amnesty International have announced that members of Pussy Riot will be among this year’s winners of the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace. The group will be awarded an unspecified grant...
'This Week' Transcript: 2011 Year in Review
A Look Back at the Tumultuous Year's Top Political and International Stories
Reports of Frequent Heartburn Double, Study Finds
For many, the rich food, abundant alcohol, weight gain and stress of the holidays likely lead to one thing: heartburn. But new research finds that an increasing number of people struggle with the burning and pressure of surging stomach acid all year long. A new study reports that the number of
Hitchens Remembered Through 15 of His Most Memorable Quotes
ABC News’ Peter Madden reports: British American essayist and avowed atheist Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday, Dec. 15, at age 62, and he saw it coming. “Death is certain,” he wrote in The Portable Atheist, “replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of...
Christopher Hitchens , Author and Television Personality, Dies at 62
The Controversial and Fearless Writer Loses His Battle With Esophogeal Cancer
Tame Debate Gives Way To Mitt-Mentum (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalt SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A week that began with the thought that back-from-the-dead candidate Newt Gingrich could be on his way to clinching the Republican nomination, ends largely where this race has been all along. Mitt Romney...
Michael Douglas Says His Tumor's Gone, Throat Cancer Likely Beaten
Michael Douglas says his tumor is gone and that he believes it is likely he has beaten throat cancer. "The odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I've got it beat," Douglas, 66, said in interview with NBC. The Oscar-winning actor said he has been