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  • History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates

     History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates
    The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker
    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq

    Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq
    WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers are trying to prevent the return to Baghdad of a cache of Iraqi Jewish community records, which were seized by the U.S. military during the Iraq war and occupation. The Senate on Thursday unanimously backed a bipartisan...
  • Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'

    Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'
    In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and...
  • Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention

    Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention
    The woman held at an Iraqi death row facility arrived for a meeting with a human rights group last year on crutches, the result, she said, of nine days of beatings and electric shocks. Seven months later, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, the woman...
  • Multiple explosions kill at least 32 in Iraq's capital

    Multiple explosions kill at least 32 in Iraq's capital
    BAGHDAD -- Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people in a brazen reminder of the ability of insurgents to penetrate the heart of the Iraqi capital. The attacks come as militants fighting in the name of Al Qaeda are...
  • Al Qaeda severs ties with militant group in Syria and Iraq

    Al Qaeda severs ties with militant group in Syria and Iraq
    BEIRUT — The general command of Al Qaeda has disavowed one of its best-known and most successful affiliates, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is waging a brutal guerrilla war in both Middle Eastern nations. Apparently angered by the...
  • Military sniper links his string of armed robberies to PTSD

    Military sniper links his string of armed robberies to PTSD
    TAMPA, Fla. — As an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gabriel Brown craved danger. Combat satisfied what he called his "adrenaline addiction." When he returned home to Florida, nothing in civilian life provided the sense of invincibility that...
  • U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces

    U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces
    WASHINGTON — Iraq’s embattled government will be allowed to buy and lease Apache attack helicopters to help fight a renewed insurgency after a U.S. lawmaker lifted his long-running objections to the deal, the Pentagon said Monday. The...
  • U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment

    U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment
    WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
  • 2 relieved of command for blast that killed 4 Camp Pendleton Marines

    2 relieved of command for blast that killed 4 Camp Pendleton Marines
    CAMP PENDLETON -- The explosion that killed four enlisted Marines during a Nov. 13 training exercise was probably caused when a grenade round was "dropped, kicked or bumped," according to a investigation report released Thursday. The grenade set off...