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  • 10 lowlights of the week

    | MARCH 22, 2013 AT 2:15 PM

    Death on the home front 1| Tragic week for Marines The details: Ten Marines died this week in the United States -- seven in a training accident in Nevada, and then three when one Marine murdered... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | MARCH 1, 2013 AT 3:05 PM

    Rocketeers 1| SpaceX successfully launches private rocket The details: The private SpaceX company successfully launched an unmanned rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday. The rocket's payload... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | JANUARY 18, 2013 AT 2:20 PM

    Return of the screen 1| Colo. theater where massacre occurred reopens The details: The Aurora, Colo., movie theater where 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage this summer reopened Thursday... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | AUGUST 3, 2012 AT 3:10 PM

    Best of the best 1| Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian ever The details: United States Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever last week. The previous... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Dan Rather

    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Who: Dan RatherWhat: On "Good Morning America," Rather insisted his debunked 2004 story about George W. Bush's National Guard service was true. He added that he was merely the victim of a propagand... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Elizabeth Warren

    May 01, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Who: Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts What: She denied ever claiming she was Native American for professional purposes. Why it's dim: It turned out she had.... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Matt Yglesias

    March 01, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Who: Slate columnist Matt YglesiasWhat: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous," Yglesias tweeted upon hearing that the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart had died. "The world outlook... Read More…

  • What Downton Abbey teachs about human nature, ancient and modern

    February 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    By Nathan UldricksDownton Abbey is a British-produced television drama on PBS that revolves around the lives of the occupants of a fictitious estate (the Downton Abbey) in the English countryside.... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)

    February 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    What: Claims calls for congressional earmark reforms are "a bogus issue" because if congressmen don't spend the money, bureaucrats will.Why it's dim: Odds are any 100 Indianans selected at... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Senator John Kerry, D-Mass.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Who: Senator John Kerry, D-Mass. What: Argued in a Feb. 10 Politico op-ed that it is the government's responsibility to provide wireless Internet to as many Americans as possible in order to... Read More…

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