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Front from the left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU Council President Donald Tusk and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, process arm-in-arm in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.  Thousands of people began filling France's iconic Republique plaza, and world leaders converged on Paris in a rally of defiance and sorrow on Sunday to honor the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed that left France on alert for more violence. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Where were the Americans?

Sunday, an anti-jihadist event of worldwide significance took place in Paris. Nearly four million people took to the streets of Paris to condemn two incidents of barbarous murders by Islamic extremists.

Tikehau's atoll in the outer islands of Tahiti makes a perfect setting for swimming, floating, dreaming.

Pacific island travel antidotes for cold winter woes

It happens some time between New Year's and, well, World Kidney Day (yes, Virginia, March 12). The cold starts to freeze your thoughts, darken your dreams and bring on bouts of binge-watching reruns of "The Voice." That's your cue.

This 1964 photo released by Disney shows Walt Disney with a model of the "It's a Small World" attraction from the 1964 World's Fair. (AP Photo/Disney)

Top 10 ways to be like Walt Disney in 2015

Both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando are holiday family traditions for my girls and me -- places where families from all over the world converge to create memories, relive days gone by and reconnect.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Conservative rebels trouble GOP-controlled Congress

- The Washington Times

They say you only get one chance to make first impression, and right now, I'm a little worried about how the new Republican majorities in the House and Senate are coming off in the very first days of the 114th Congress.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis is shown in this undated photo.  Brandeis served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.  (AP Photo)

Protecting the press within the journalistic sphere

New York Times reporter James Risen should enjoy an absolute constitutional privilege to refuse to testify about anything he did or learned in the course of traditional journalistic activities in the Espionage Act trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey A. Sterling.

Nihad Awad, national executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bogus stats used to justify persecution of European Muslims

It is disturbing that The Washington Times chose to publish anti-Muslim hate propaganda targeting European Muslims ("As Christianity exits Europe, 'Criminal Muslims' fill void with rabid violence" on Dec. 29) at the same time that mosques in Sweden have been the repeated targets of arson attacks, "neo-Nazis in pinstripes" are staging Islamophobic rallies in Germany and a well-known French television personality has called for the deportation of millions of that nation's Muslim citizens.