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December 22, 2014

City Room: New York Today: After the Shootings

Monday: A city mourns, rain coming later, and the accused Columbia University rapist speaks out.

December 22, 2014

Slain Officers Remembered for Community, Family Dedication

The New York City police officers killed in Saturday's shooting are being remembered for their commitment...

December 22, 2014


Spain's Princess Cristina to Stand Trial on Tax Fraud Charges

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, will stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the first...

December 22, 2014

ArtsBeat: ‘Homeland’ Recap: In the Finale, Carrie’s Suburban Fantasy Is Dashed

Lockhart brings lasagna, whiskey in paper cups, Frannie acts adorably. But in the end…

December 22, 2014

Florida Teen Recovering Following Bear Attack

A Florida teen is recovering after being attacked by a bear.

December 22, 2014


Pharmacy Deal Heralds Changed Landscape for Hepatitis Drugs

Express Scripts, the nation’s largest manager of prescriptions, has negotiated a “significant discount”...

December 22, 2014

Giants 37, Rams 27: Odell Beckham Jr. Stars in Win Over St. Louis

Most of the news was good for the Giants, who got help from a turnover-prone St. Louis offense in the first...

December 22, 2014

On Pro Football: Rex Ryan Falls Again to Bill Belichick and Patriots

Rex Ryan, in perhaps his final home game as the Jets’ coach, fell short once more against Patriots...

December 22, 2014


 

When Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered...

December 21, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014


The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

 

Top 10 heroes and villains of 2014

As the year comes to a close, CNN's Rachel Crane looks back at the top 10 heroes and villains of 2014. ...

December 22, 2014

Warning to NYPD came too late

The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl...

December 22, 2014

More threats against police

The cop killer didn't have a specific target -- just any two officers in uniform.

December 22, 2014


103-year-old hits a hole-in-one

Gus Andreone hit his first hole-in-one in 1939, and now his eighth ace has made the him the oldest player...

December 22, 2014

The plot thickens

The North Koreans said they didn't hack Sony, but be prepared for more. President Obama said it was the work...

December 22, 2014

ISIS: Slavery, beheadings in our religion

Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep...

December 22, 2014


 

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

December 22, 2014

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

December 22, 2014

L.A.'s messy ways now on city radar

The holidays are a time for giving, and in Los Angeles, many have the good fortune to provide generously...

December 22, 2014


An upside of high-speed rail? It's more traveler friendly than flying

In the holiday spirit, here's something cheerful to say about the California bullet train if Gov. Jerry...

December 22, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014


The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014