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  • Bill Clinton: 5 reasons he is helping Obama

    Four years ago, former President Clinton got his knuckles rapped for calling Sen. Barack Obama's presidential aspirations a "fairy tale." Now the 42nd president is appearing on the stump with No. 44. Here are five reasons for Mr. Clinton to go all out for the newest member of the Presidents Club.

  • 5 true crime stories you don't want to miss

    These five Edgar Award nominees are true-crime stories taken straight from real life.

  • One World Trade Center and the four other tallest buildings in America

    The new One World Trade Center tower is taking over as New York City’s tallest from the Empire State Building. But it’s not the country’s tallest. Here are the five tallest buildings in the country.

  • 6 famous dissidents in China

    The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest is buoying China's embattled dissident community, even as the government cracks down on those who helped him.

  • NBA playoffs 2012: Postseason news and notes

    The National Basketball Association season that almost never was is about to head into the home stretch, i.e. the playoffs. Here are some postseason facts and figures.

  • 5 great mystery novels

    Here are the five mystery novels that made the cut for the 2012 Edgar Awards.

  • Mother's Day gifts: 4 great e-readers for Mom

    Stumped for a Mother's Day gift this year? Your mom would probably love one of these four e-readers.

  • NFL draft: 5 reasons it is must-see TV

    All the hullabaloo surrounding the NFL draft can be a bit baffling to the uninitiated. Commissioner Roger Goodell just walks onstage, calls a name, and then shakes a hand. Hardly gripping stuff. But here are five reasons it is such a big draw: 

  • 10 best self-help books of all time

    From Benjamin Franklin to Norman Vincent Pearle to Stephen Covey, here are 10 of the best self-help books ever written.

  • 'Game of Thrones': Catch up on season 1

    Missed the first season, but want to dive in now? Here's what you need to know.

  • 'Arrested Development': 5 other TV shows saved by fans

    'Arrested Development' will get 10 new episodes on Netflix and a movie – here are 5 other TV shows fans brought back.

  • 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.

 
 
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