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Spain: Alleged leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested in France

<b>(CNN) —</b> Security forces have arrested the alleged leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, Spain's interior ministry said, in what is described as a "hard blow" to the militant organization.<p>Mikel Irastorza, 41, was detained Saturday in the town of Ascain, near the border with Spain in …

Extremism

The Stranger Than Fiction History Of The Ouija Board

How the iconic game became a portal to hell.<p>There are currently 1,256 used Ouija boards for sale on eBay. Most of them likely got their start in dark …

Best Books of November 2016: From a Dyslexic Spy to Ferrante

Every month, Signature combs through the upcoming releases across nonfiction and literary fiction to provide a look at the most exciting titles rounding the bend.<p>November is a month for giving thanks, and boy are we thankful for the new releases in store for us this month. Elena Ferrante will get …

Why Are Americans So Anxious?

<b>AMERICA THE ANXIOUS</b><b><br>How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks</b><br>By Ruth Whippman<br>247 pp. St. Martin’s Press. $25.99.<p>The first day I arrived in Paris for my semester abroad I smiled at all the helpful strangers: the passport agent, the taxi driver, the random person I asked for …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

You’ve decided to visit a Caribbean island — but which one? Here’s our island-by-island guide.

Think “Caribbean,” and images of palm trees, aquamarine seas and fruity drinks with umbrellas typically come to mind. But scratch the surface, and you’ll find distinctly different vibes, landscapes, weather and attractions defining the region’s more than 7,000 individual islands.<p>Consider that …

The Best Winter Vacations of 2016

<b>Where:</b> The capital of South Africa sits on the southwest tip of the continent. Cape Town is known for its restaurant, hotel, and nightlight scenes, …

Cape Town

Why The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' is the biggest song of 2016

The Chainsmokers are one step closer to making music history.<p>This week, the DJ duo's ubiquitous <i>Closer</i> featuring Halsey notched an 11th week at No. 1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100, outpacing Drake's song-of-the-summer <i>One Dance</i> for the longest reign atop the singles chart of any song this year. If its …

Florida Moving Faster From Battleground To Blue? Thanks, Donald.

A surge in Latino votes could spell long-term trouble for Republicans for years to come.<p>KISSIMMEE, Fla. ― If the Republican Party’s challenge in winning the White House could be boiled down to a single image, it might be the 2-foot-by-3-foot sign in front of a polling place in this Central Florida …