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China to test Tibetan monks and nuns for patriotism

Communist party’s top official in region says all monasteries must be equipped with national flags, telephone connections, newspapers and reading rooms<p>China’s top official in Tibet vowed on Wednesday to evaluate Buddhist monks and nuns for their “patriotism” and install national flags in …


Why Russians Liked Americans Better During the Cold War

Washington’s biggest problem with the Russians isn’t Putin. It’s the people.<p>The United States has a short-term and a long-term problem in Russia. The shorter-term and easier problem is the hostile attitude of Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin cronies toward Washington. The longer-term and much tougher …

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.


Andreas Lubitz badgered pilot into leaving cockpit of Germanwings plane, black box reveals

Voice recorder reveals co-pilot of doomed flight encouraged the captain to go to the toilet so he could be left alone to crash the plane in the French Alps<p>Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight, carefully planned his decision to lock the captain out of the cockpit and crash …

America’s not a force for good: The truth about our most enduring — and harmful — national myth

Our exceptionalism is a lie, and only an honest accounting of our actual history will allow us to chart a new path<p><i>We didn’t know who we were till we got here. We thought we were</i> <i>something else.</i><br>—Robert Stone, <i>Dog Soldiers</i> (1974)<p>“I didn’t know there <i>was</i> a bad war,” George Evans recalled. He grew up in …