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Senate, House pass temporary spending bill to avert government shutdown

The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.<p>The measure passed the House on a 231-188 vote over …

Archaeologists Strike Gold at the Site of a Mysterious 5th-Century Massacre

New discoveries deepen the enigma of Sweden’s Sandby borg.<p>Barely four miles off the Swedish coast, in the indigo Baltic Sea, the rocky island of …

George Clooney Wrote A Poem Attacking Donald Trump, and It'll Make His Twins Proud

"I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us."<p>After welcoming the birth of his twins, Ella and Alexander, earlier this summer, and promoting his latest film <i>Suburbicon</i>, you'd be forgiven for thinking new father George Clooney might be a bit too exhausted to delve into a debate about …

The Time Madonna Almost Quit Music for Good

Madonna’s 13th studio album, <i>Rebel Hearts,</i> due out Mar. 10, is a sure a sign of any of a long and productive career. But when she burst onto the scene …

New York City

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

New Jersey

Explore Chicago’s Architecture Gems Through New Database

Building buffs face a plethora of choice when it comes to visiting Chicago, one of America’s great architecture cities (and home to a new architecture biennial starting next year). You can visit the site of the world’s first skyscraper, admire some of the best-known work by Mies van der Rohe, or …

Architecture

Mars Moon Phobos Fly-Around Created From Spacecraft Photos | Video

In anticipation of the Mars Express' risky fly-by of the Martian Moon on Dec. 29, 2013 it (coming with 28 miles (45km) of the surface), the European …