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  • Illustration of Edward House's role in World War I by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    KEENE: The collapse of House's cards

    The world is still struggling to escape from the shadow of the Great War that began 100 years ago this year and produced the bloodiest century in recorded human history.

  • Va. teacher brings experience to play 'Nerdicus'

    When Bernie DeLeo's drama students at West Springfield High School won a state title last spring with a one-act play about autism, DeLeo was honored and thrilled for his students. But it left him with a nagging feeling.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Queen’s Lover’

    There's no question but that he was handsome, to wit "his majestic stature and the elegance of his long, slender limbs. His auburn hair was thick and wavy, he had a high, oval forehead, a beautifully shaped mouth, and the gaze of his very large, dark brown eyes had a melancholy which women found entrancing." Count Axel von Fersen, the womanizing Swedish nobleman, is the central character of Francine du Plessix Gray's new novel, "The Queen's Lover."

  • Woman's body found in woods on queen's holiday estate

    A murder mystery with elements of an Agatha Christie whodunit is unfolding at the vast country estate where Queen Elizabeth II and her family gathered in rural splendor to celebrate Christmas and New Year's.

  • German royals marry with pomp

    Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Princess Sophie of Isenburg Saturday, a royal wedding that has rekindled German interest in the nation's long-defunct royals.

  • Santa brings presents for family pets

    Dogs have more to look for under the tree this Christmas than cats do. Fifty-six percent of dog owners say they'll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48 percent of cat owners plan a gift.

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