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'Do Me A Solid,' Diplomat Rodman Says To North Korea's Kim

America's unlikeliest link to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reached out to his friend in a bid to have an American citizen released from one of the communist nation's notorious labor camps.<p>"I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut …

The Best and Worst Countries for Moms, in One Map

The U.S. has the most newborn deaths in the industrialized world.<p>This Mother's Day, you might find the best-off <i>äiti</i>s in Finland, and the worst-off <i>mamans</i> in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those are the best and worst countries for moms, respectively, according to one international ranking …

Russian deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov forced to resign after Vladimir Putin lambasts cabinet

Russia's deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov, a key figure once dubbed the Kremlin's "puppet master", has resigned, dealing a blow to prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.<p>Mr Surkov, a former ally of President Vladimir Putin, served as a Kremlin adviser for 12 years before being put in charge of …

What We Learned About Benghazi: Incompetence, but No Cover-Up

Moving hearings on Capitol Hill don't turn up any evidence that the Obama Administration deliberately misled Congress or the nation.<p>There was tragic incompetence, plainly, in the Obama Administration's handling of the Benghazi attacks, and even possibly some political calculation. It is a record …

Boris Berezovsky buried in low-key ceremony

The mercurial Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was buried on Wednesday in a deliberately low-key ceremony in Surrey, some six weeks after he was …

The 10 Most Famous Professors Teaching College Courses Right Now

But if you add a level of fame to that mix, students will really pay attention.<p>From former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, we found the most famous professors teaching college courses right now.

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A 17th-Century Russian Community Living in 21st-Century Alaska

This clan has traveled from Russia through China, Brazil, and Oregon to make a home in the remote north, struggling to avoid modernization.<p>Father Nikolai says that candles represent a little sacrifice. They cost the members of the congregation a dollar, which goes to the upkeep of the church.<p>On a …

From Henry VIII to Nelson: how historical figures could look today – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2013/may/02/television-secret-life-historical-figures-today<p>720<p>Yesterday's Secret Life of … series …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

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