Activists report at least nine civilians were killed in Syria Wednesday. State TV reported President Bashar al-Assad's supporters packed a square in Damascus. He is being pressed to start a dialogue with the opposition. Washington Post foreign correspondent Liz Sly talks about recent developments.
On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.
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