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  • Kentucky vs. Kansas: Five questions for the Jayhawks in the NCAA Final

    Kentucky has been ranked No. 1 or near the top of the college basketball polls all season. They're expected to win Monday night's NCAA championship game against Kansas. But if the Jayhawks have answers for these five key questions, they might pull off the upset.

  • Falklands War 30th Anniversary: 5 British and Argentine papers react

    April 2, 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, which lasted less than three months but claimed the lives of more than 900 soldiers.  Here are five reactions from Argentine and British newspapers on the anniversary of the Falkland Islands War:

  • Milan Kundera: 10 quotes on his birthday

    To celebrate the 83rd birthday of Milan Kundera, here are some favorite quotes from the novelist.

  • 3 new "Titanic" books

    A trio of new books – two of which are excellent – allows readers to relive that bitterly cold night on the Atlantic.

  • Tax tips: Top 5 reasons to hire a tax pro

    Tax tips can take you only so far if you're filling out your own returns. Sometimes, you need a tax pro. Most taxpayers, to the tune of 60 percent, opt to go with a tax professional. That share has climbed steadily: Just 41 percent used a professional preparer 30 years ago. Although a growing swath of the population – about 20 percent – is using tax-preparation software to complete returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it seems that software isn't displacing accountants as much as it's simply becoming the mode of choice for do-it-yourself filers. As the Tuesday, April 17, tax filing deadline nears, here are five cases in which it might be wise to consider bringing a pro aboard:

  • 'Game of Thrones': 6 characters in crisis in Season 2

    These six characters will find trouble ahead when 'Game of Thrones' returns for Season 2 on April 1.

  • France presidential elections: the candidates challenging Sarkozy

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting for reelection in the April 22 presidential poll. Here are the top 5 presidential candidates.

  • Reforms in Myanmar: 4 reasons the military changed course

    For more than half a century, Myanmar’s military governments were synonymous with brutality and corruption, but a year ago the military stepped aside, handing power to a nominally civilian government. Here are four reasons why this change occurred.

  • Trayvon Martin case: Three key questions still not answered

    In the month since teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, leaks favorable to one side or the other have swung perceptions of the incident back and forth. Given what is currently known, what are the key questions on which Mr. Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence could turn?

  • Opinion 6 signs of hope in Pakistan

    The American imagination can run wild amid Pakistan’s political uncertainties and instability. But any pessimistic view of Pakistan, while endemic in the West, differs considerably from the perspective of Pakistani analysts who cautiously point to more optimistic scenarios. They cite six hopeful developments.

  • 5 fairy tale movies coming to the multiplex

    'Mirror Mirror' is only the beginning – here are 5 more fairy tale movies coming soon.

  • 3 noteworthy new young adult books

    In these new young adult books, three plucky female protagonists face considerable odds.

  • Bestselling books the week of 3/29/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Marco Rubio & 9 likely Republican VP candidates

    Too soon to start speculating about possible Republican vice-presidential candidates? Evidently not. Mitt Romney's rise to the level of presumptive presidential nominee seems to have given political writers and pundits the go-ahead to begin one of the favored handicapping contests in all of politics.

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: His five most famous buildings

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe revolutionized architecture. His simple dictum that 'less is more' inspired building designs around the world. No wonder he received a loving Google doodle on Tuesday, his 126 birthday. Want to move past the doodle? Click through our short slideshow for a look Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's best work.

  • Opinion Beyond Obamacare: 5 opinions on health care reform

    Health care reform remains a contentious issue in the United States. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. But some Republicans, like presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, hope to repeal the law under the next Congress. Here, writers explore five key aspects of health-care reform.

  • Tiger Woods: 8 revelations from swing coach Hank Haney

    In The Big Miss, former Woods swing coach Hank Haney shares 8 memories from his six years with the golf star.

  • Robert Frost: 10 great quotes on his birthday

    Here are 10 classic Robert Frost quotes to celebrate what would have been the poet's 137th birthday on March 26.

  • China's rocky relationship with Hong Kong: 10 key moments

    To help understand how China's relationship with Hong Kong has changed through its evolution from British rule to special administrative region, here are 10 key moments:

  • US Supreme Court: Big 21st century rulings

    The past 12 years have seen significant US high court decisions with wide-ranging effects on personal freedoms and national politics. Another key ruling is expected this summer on President Obama's health-care reform law. Here are some recent top rulings, all decided by 5-to-4 votes.

  • Catholicism in Latin America: 5 key facts

    Pope Benedict XVI began his second trip to Latin America on March 23, with stops in Mexico and Cuba. Here is a brief history of the Catholic church in the Americas.

  • Opinion After Kony 2012: Three ways NGOs can work with Africans as equals

    As in the Kony 2012 campaign, humanitarianism in Africa gets oversimplified in myriad ways, in the process making Africans themselves one-dimensional and raising up the white Westerner as savior. Here are three ways nongovernmental organizations can work with African citizens as equals.

  • 10 stories from Frank Langella about his famous friends

    In his new memoir Dropped Names, Frank Langella recalls meetings and friendships with bold-face names.

  • Bestselling books the week of 3/22/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Rick Santorum: top 5 unorthodox views

    Rick Santorum must try to prevent Mitt Romney from securing a majority of delegates before the Republican convention in August, and then have a contested convention. In many cases, his positions mirror Mr. Romney’s, but here are five of Mr. Santorum’s most unorthodox views.   

 
 
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