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  • In Pictures Athletes turned politicians

    Imran Khan was one of cricket's best ever all-rounders, captaining Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup. He founded the political party Movement for Justice and was a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, when he resigned and was put under house arrest by then-President Pervez Musharraf.

  • Missouri River soaks Nebraska nuclear plant, but it's no Fukushima

    Missouri River soaks Nebraska nuclear plant, but it's no Fukushima

    Much of the grounds at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska are under two feet of water from the rising Missouri River. But the plant's critical systems sit six feet above the flood's expected crest.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/24

    Officer Harvey M. Andrekovic's hat lays on the floor during the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony in Cleveland. Amid tears and cheers, 42 Cleveland police academy cadets joined the force and now face immediate layoffs in a budget cut. The layoffs are among 321 in Cleveland, including 81 police officers. Cleveland blames the layoffs on cuts in state aid.

  • Venus Williams outfit: in defense of her Wimbledon jumper

    Venus Williams outfit: in defense of her Wimbledon jumper

    Venus Williams is getting a lot of flak for the self-designed jumper she wore during her decisive victory over Akgul Amanmuradova of Ukraine, but she deserves credit for being creative.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/20

    Luke Tinsman, of San Clemente, Calif., eyes a perch while in a fisheye bubble at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, Calif.

  • Superhero summer: Behind 'Green Lantern' and the rest, an American story

    Superhero summer: Behind 'Green Lantern' and the rest, an American story

    'Green Lantern' is just one of the comic book heroes on the big screen this summer. With their popcorn, moviegoers will be consuming tales molded by the American immigrant experience.

  • USS Monterey's Black Sea arrival raises Russia's hackles

    USS Monterey's Black Sea arrival raises Russia's hackles

    The USS Monterey is participating in war games aimed at improving antipiracy operations. Russia, however, sees the antimissile cruiser as a veiled threat.

  • Obama highlights Poland as model for a changing Middle East

    Obama highlights Poland as model for a changing Middle East

    On the last stop of his Europe tour, Obama recognized Poland's economic and democratic growth, saying it could be a template for pro-democracy movements in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/27

    Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of suspected militants of Jaish-e- Mohammed in Keller, south of Srinagar, India. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir Friday, a day after they were killed in a gun battle with government forces in the restive region, according to the police.

  • Opinion Obama's crucial moment in Poland

    At the dinner he co-hosts in Poland, President Obama has an opportunity to not merely rebuild relations with nations that have felt estranged in recent years; he should declare America’s enduring support for completion of a Europe that is truly whole, free, and at peace.