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Awakening the Force
What we know so far about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Blockade of Nepal Sets Off Anti-Indian Protests
Earthquake relief fails to get through as pressure grows in Nepal to pivot to China.
Researchers Genetically Modify Mosquitoes to Be Malaria-Resistant
Scientists introduce mouse immune genes into malaria-ridden species that’s scourge of India.
Colorado Springs Police Officer Killed in Attack Was Church Elder
Officer Garrett Swasey was a retired champion figure skater and a married father of two.
Trump Alters His Claim Muslims Cheered 9/11 Attacks
“Worldwide, the Muslims were absolutely going wild,” the Republican candidate says.
Obama Should Avoid the Public Clamor on Syrian Refugees
Americans are wildly ignorant about Syria, Islam and the Middle East. So why take their advice?
NYPD Deploys Protection for Planned Parenthood Clinics
Report says FBI was warned about threats to clinics months ago.
10 of the Worst Holiday Movies of This or Any Time
From conveniently idiotic to horrifyingly awful, prepare for the onslaught of new terrible holiday movies by reliving old ones.
Putin Sets Sanctions Against Turkey
The Russian president's move comes four days after Turkey shot down a Russian jet.
Let’s Not Be Too Hasty to Shut Down Big Data Security Sweeps
It may seem paradoxical, but data about innocent individuals can serve to identify the criminal.
Gowanus Canal: Cesspool of Dreams
An effort to restore the most polluted U.S. waterway says plenty about what we did to our cities in ages past—and what we hope to do to them now.
The Six Best Cyber Monday Deals So Far
From e-readers to desktops, Cyber Monday is ready to shake you from your post-Black Friday fatigue.
Power Plant Where Faulkner Wrote ‘As I Lay Dying’ Will Cease to Exist
Ole Miss is tearing down the Old Power Plant, where the author once worked.
Ben Carson’s Foreign Policy Answers Disqualify Him From Being President
Carson’s lack of intellectual engagement with recent foreign events should terrify prospective voters.
An Offsite Tour of Coney Island, Through Time
A trio of exhibits inspired by the destination is on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
Israel and Palestine: It’s Time for John Kerry to Act
The negotiations Kerry brokered in 2013-2014 should form the basis of a U.N. Security Council settlement.
The Moments That Shaped the Story of a Far Away Galaxy
From "The Phantom Menace" to "The Force Awakens," the Star Wars canon has a rich history to build on.
If We Must Go to War With ISIS, Let’s Be Fair and Just About It
Ridding the world of jihadists should not entail curbing liberties at home.
The Beauty of Berettas
The Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta has spent hundreds of years making exquisite shotguns.
Pope in Africa: Francis Can Sway Militia Leaders With Message of Reconciliation
Pope will visit a mosque while in Central African Republic.
Red Panda Escapes California Zoo, Setting Off Three-Day Search
Masala didn't make it very far, and it's unclear how she escaped.
In Advance of Paris Climate Talks, France Puts Activists Under House Arrest
Authorities use emergency laws put in place following the Paris shootings.
'Enough Is Enough,' Obama Says After Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood
"This is not normal. We can't let it become normal," the president says.
Migrants Clash With Police at Macedonia Border
Soldiers erect fence at Greek border to keep out "economic migrants."
The Paris Climate Talks by the Numbers
Countries will attempt to advance the climate change agenda at the COP21 conference.
MIA Tackles Refugee Crisis in Poignant “Borders” Video
The second single from her forthcoming album ‘Matahdatah’ tackles the global issue of refugees.
Is Putin’s Half-Baked ‘Secret' Super-Nuke Torpedo For Real?
It’s not obvious the Status-6 would be the weapon of choice—unless Putin was ready to have its cities nuked.
Hezbollah, Battered and Bombed, Faces a Stark Choice
Iran’s client terrorist group in Lebanon, who stepped in after Assad’s forces withdrew, must govern or decline.
Support for Trump Slumps in New Poll
The real estate mogul experienced his biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Three Dead in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting
The suspected shooter was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with police.