When the only known poem Winston Churchill wrote as an adult went up for auction in London recently, it was expected to fetch a pretty penny. But the poem failed to fetch a buyer, and now its fate is unknown. New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon takes a critical look at "Our Modern Watchwords."
The Boston bombings rocked the nation, making it hard to remember that the country has been largely terror-free at home for more than a decade. In comparison, Israel endured the equivalent of a Boston Marathon bombing every week in 2002.
The Obama administration is doubling its non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry at an 11-nation "Friends of Syria" meeting in Turkey. But that the increased aid comes amid mounting concern about the rising presence of Islamist fighters among the opposition.
A young girl is in serious condition in a New Delhi hospital after being found Wednesday, two days after her parents reported her missing. Authorities say they have arrested a 24-year old man for the crime, but protesters in the capital Saturday faulted the police for responding too slowly.
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