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  • Roundup: A zoo kills again, celebrities uncouple, Mrs. Obama in China

    Roundup: A zoo kills again, celebrities uncouple, Mrs. Obama in China
    This week, Times video editor Ann Simmons and columnist Robin Abcarian discuss three stories that have resonated with readers: When the Copenhagen Zoo announced earlier this week that it had killed four healthy lions to make way for a new lion in...
  • As Obama meets the pope, Francis' smile masks a serious message

    As Obama meets the pope, Francis' smile masks a serious message
    When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis a little more than a year ago, the first thing that struck those who knew him well was his unexpected, beatific smile. “In Argentina, he didn’t smile like that,” Sergio Rubin, the pope&...
  • Review: In 'Boys of Abu Ghraib,' echoing opinions about torture

    Review: In 'Boys of Abu Ghraib,' echoing opinions about torture
    Based on a true story only in the loosest sense, "Boys of Abu Ghraib" dramatizes the torture of terror suspects at the hands of American guards during the Iraq war. Unlike the few documentaries on the subject, the film views the events through an...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Abu Ghaith verdict shows lingering impact of Sept. 11 to New Yorkers

    Abu Ghaith verdict shows lingering impact of Sept. 11 to New Yorkers
    NEW YORK -- However you viewed the outcome of the terrorism trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, perhaps best known as Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, one thing was clear from its start until the moment the word "guilty" was read in court: the lingering effect...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
  • Defense in Abu Ghaith trial says judge rushed jury, vows to appeal

    Defense in Abu Ghaith trial says judge rushed jury, vows to appeal
    NEW YORK--The conviction of a former Al Qaeda spokesman Wednesday for crimes stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could bolster calls for the movement of high-profile terror suspects out of Guantanamo Bay to civilian courts, but the defendant's...
  • UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense

    UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense
    Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with battery, vandalism and theft after she allegedly stole and destroyed the sign of an antiabortion protester on campus and then pushed and scratched the 16-year-...
  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank
    MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him. That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance. Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...