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  • Five reasons to care about the Sudan - South Sudan conflict

    Fighting between South Sudan and its rival, Sudan, could restart a 20-year civil war that claimed the lives of millions. It could also affect the price Americans pay for car fuel, China’s ability to keep its economy growing, and the stability of the region. Here’s a few reasons to pay attention to the fighting in Sudan.

  • How to sell a house? Five reasons to auction it.

    In locales across the United States, home auctions are taking place with increasing frequency. Real estate companies are opening auction divisions; agents are attending auction school to learn how to sell a house in a new way. In its first six weeks of operation, our auction portal received more than 1,000 visits from across the US and 29 nations. Two-thirds of the visitors who completed our survey had not yet listed their home with a real estate agent, meaning they were thinking of auction as their first option. These homeowners aren't in foreclosure; they're simply looking into this alternative sales method to find out if auction is right for them. Here are five benefits of auctioning your home: 

  • News Corp. phone-hacking inquiry: 8 names you need to know

    Here is a list of key players in the Leveson inquiry, which is examining the phone-hacking scandal that has ensnared the powerful Murdoch family and prominent government officials.

  • Bestselling books the week of 4/26/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Gideon Sunback zipper Google doodle: 10 great books about zippers

    From picture books to history tomes, here are 10 books about zippers – an invention we couldn't get along without.

  • Shakespeare: 10 quotes on his birthday

    April 23, 2012, marks Shakespeare's 448th birthday, Here are just a handful of the memorable aphorisms sprinkled throughout the Bard's work. 

  • Anders Behring Breivik on trial: A roundup of global opinion

    A roundup of opinions on the Anders Behring Breivik trial and the attention it has received from Norway and around the globe.

  • Mitt Romney's five biggest liabilities as GOP nominee

    Typically, an election with an incumbent president on the ballot is a referendum on him. But President Obama is trying to turn the tables. So what exactly does Mitt Romney bring to the table, in both positive and negative ways? Here are the liabilities:

  • Six 2012 races where the tea party counts

    After playing kingmaker in the 2010 election cycle, the tea party movement is having a less prominent role in 2012. But its support or opposition could swing some key races and even determine whether Republicans win control of the Senate. Here are six US Senate contests where the tea party could make a difference.

  • Mitt Romney's five biggest assets as GOP nominee

    Typically, an election with an incumbent president on the ballot is a referendum on him. But President Obama is trying to turn the election into a choice, saying in effect that America's problems will get much worse under the other guy. So what does Mitt Romney bring to the table? Here are five assets. 

  • Vladimir Nabokov: 10 quotes on his birthday

    10 quotes on author Vladimir Nabokov's 113th birthday.

  • Blast-off: 6 recent missile advances

    Missiles have been prominent in the news with India’s successful test, North Korea’s failed one, and much talk of missile defense systems in Europe and the Persian Gulf. Here are six recent noteworthy missile-technology advances.

  • George Zimmerman bond hearing: 5 new things we learned

    A judge ruled Friday that George Zimmerman can go free on $150,000 bond as he awaits trial in the Trayvon Martin case. The hearing turned into a mini-trial when defense attorney Mark O’Mara surprisingly challenged prosecutors' probable-cause affidavit. Here are five things we learned.

  • Earth Day: Five ways we affect the planet

    The late Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D) of Wisconsin organized the first Earth Day in 1970 after the devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The event started as an environmental teach-in, with some 20 million Americans taking part on college campuses across the United States. Today, 500 million people in 175 countries observe Earth Day on April 22 as a way to celebrate the natural world and raise awareness of the environment. How much do humans affect the earth? Click below to find out.

  • Fenway Park: 5 new books about the beloved ballpark

    5 new books to check out about the fabled stadium

  • 10 of TIME's 100 'most influential'

    What does it mean to be influential today? TIME Magazine may not have a scientific answer, but they identified scores of people in their 2012 “100 Most Influential People in the World” list, released this week. Here is a sampling of 10 people from around the world who made the cut.

  • 'The Raven': 5 other movies that turned well-known figures into action heroes

    As Edgar Allan Poe hunts a murderer in 'The Raven,' here are 5 other movies that took well-known historical and literary figures and made them action stars

  • Bestselling books the week of 4/19/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Henry James: 10 quotes on his birthday

    10 quotes from the great American novelist Henry James on his 169th birthday.

  • Thornton Wilder: 10 quotes on his birthday

    10 quotes to celebrate the 115th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder.

  • 10 weirdest global fast foods

    In the US, fast food can get pretty predictable: Burgers, fries, chicken, and a taco or a fish sandwich, if you’re feeling adventurous. Leave it to our international brethren to show us how to loosen up and live a little. Take a look at ten wacky fast food items from around the world.

  • Everyday heroes: 11 tales of American heroes

    Charles Ramsey answered a call for distress and discovered a house of horrors. Victor Perez stopped the abduction of an 8-year-old girl. Two teenage boys rescued a couple from a burning car wreck in Florida. New Yorker Kashmir Singh goes the extra mile to help a Swiss couple. Here are 11 stories of everyday American heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace and courage.

  • Sixth Summit of the Americas: 8 things to watch

    Yes, the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena will debate drug policy and Cuba. Here are eight other topics to be discussed at the Summit.

  • Robert Doisneau: 5 best collections of his photography

    Check out these 5 photography collections of Doisneau's work from Paris to Palm Springs.

  • Tax day: 8 top tax breaks for parents on tax deadline

    As tax deadline looms, parents are looking for as many tax breaks as possible.

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