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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

Is the Supreme Court Going to Settle for 'States' Rights' on Same-Sex Marriage?

Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans?<p>Today that idea seems absurd. Most Americans believe that states shouldn't be allowed to trample the basic right of interracial couples to marry -- even if a majority of people in a state want to do so. It would be unfair -- …

Was Stephen King right to hate Stanley Kubrick's Shining?

At book readings, Stephen King sometimes tells a story about his "only preproduction discussion" for the 1980 film adaptation of <i>The Shining</i>. At seven …

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The World's Strangest Natural Wonders (PHOTOS)

Ever played the game of Twister on water? The green, yellow, and brown polka dots that form on British Columbia's Spotted Lake each summer make it look like you could.<p>It's a far cry from the stereotypical landscapes of clear blue lakes, rolling green hills, and white-sand beaches that inspire most …

Obama's Lesson: 'Look at the World Through Their Eyes'

President Obama got it just about perfect in his Jerusalem speech when he urged Israelis to see the world through the eyes of Palestinians. That portion of his remarks was so compelling it deserves to be quoted in full:<p>"But the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, their right to …

Obama Finally Lays His Cards on the Table

On April 10th, President Obama will tell the American people that he wants a deal with congressional Republicans in which they will get something that they have always wanted - cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (though the very poor will supposedly be protected) - and he will get from …

High School Photos Of 26 Now-Famous Politicians

While they can't be erased from memory or the Internet, they're in good company with a number of accomplished politicians.<p>Before these political stars were senators, presidents, or governors, they were jocks, freaks, and geeks — just like the rest of us.<p><i>This post developed from an earlier "quiz" we</i> …