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Something is happening: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world's equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan is …

Literature

Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike

One of Pyongyang’s few remaining allies says country is in danger of creating legal grounds for international military intervention. NK News reports<p>Russia has warned North Korea that threats to deliver “preventive nuclear strikes” could create a legal basis for the use of military force against the …

North Korea

I have a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime. Clemency is my only hope

In 1992, when I was 26, I was convicted for distributing crack cocaine in Fort Worth, Texas. For this nonviolent offense, I was sentenced to life without parole. I turn 50 this year and have lived for almost a quarter-century in the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno in Oklahoma, where …

Obama Administration

18-day negotiation yields historic Iran nuclear accord

After long, fractious negotiations, world powers and Iran struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement aimed at averting the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military …

World War O

Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.<p>President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his presidency: …

Middle East

Channel Grace Kelly's 8 Best Big-Screen Fashion Moments

Leave it to Grace Kelly, America’s sweetheart turned <i>actual</i> Monégasque royalty, to embody one of the most classic sartorial aesthetics in history. Think ravishing red A-line dresses (<i>Dial M for Murder</i>), tomboy-chic high-waisted trousers (<i>High Society</i>), and alluring eveningwear in <i>Rear Window, To</i> …

14 Cozy Fireplaces You'll Love

It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>The hearth is the center of the home. From detailed stonework to stunning marble, these fireplaces will turn any living space — a study, bedroom, you name it — into a relaxing oasis.