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Theresa May is Queen Elizabeth's 13th British prime minister. She probably won't be her last.

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has seen it all before — 12 times before, to be precise. On Wednesday, she said goodbye to David Cameron,...

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I've heard in...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes after elbowing female lawmaker during parliamentary jostle

Perhaps you swooned over Justin Trudeau when he kindled a bromance with President Obama. Or when he gave a confident, if not entirely accurate, off-the-cuff...

Canada's Trudeau makes formal apology for racist Komagata Maru incident

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a formal apology in his country's House of Commons for an incident that took place more than...

Justin Trudeau's wife asked for help, and a Canadian-style firestorm ensued

It all began with what seemed like an innocent interview with Le Soleil, a French-language newspaper. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin...

Justin Trudeau wants the world to stop paying ransoms to terrorists

On Tuesday, a day after his executed countryman's head was found in a plastic bag, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went a step further and...

Television's sexual revolution is good for everyone

On “The Americans,” showing us deep-cover KGB spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) engaged in good old missionary position sex would...

Why not Biden?

Newsweek (blog)And yes, he may be something of a joke in many circles, but so is basically every vice president. As Jonathan Bernstein noted, the...

Morning Plum: Elizabeth Warren bets against war

(blog)As I noted here yesterday, there's no telling whether a credible Dem primary challenger to Hillary Clinton will emerge. I don't believe Warren will...

How the political press may be doing Hillary Clinton a favor

(blog) (blog)In the lead-up to Hillary Clinton's return to Iowa over the weekend, the political chattering class was abuzz about just how she would...

Elizabeth Warren and the limits of liberal enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton

CBS News (blog)The fact that Hillary Clinton is a much more practiced and careful politician than Elizabeth Warren may well be more strength than weakness.

This animation of the wondrous monarch butterfly migration was the work of ...

About half are school children involved in class nature projects, according to Journey North director Elizabeth Howard. You can participate here on the Annenberg Learner...

New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees don't understand their insurance plans

Many clients also struggle to read and write in their native language, predominantly Spanish, making for a steeper learning curve, said Elizabeth Colvin, director of...

Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

BBC Sport She is named after Britain's Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and the princess was watching from the front row of the...

Morning Bits

New York Daily News (blog)Another indication of how far his stock has fallen: “As midterm election campaigns continue to unfold, Elizabeth Warren is a model...

Jimmy Savile inquiry catches another British entertainer and serial pedophile ...

The Guardian One victim may have been as young as seven, according to the Australian. Harris came to Britain from Australia in 1952. In his six-decade...

Entertainer Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assault

Reuters UK He painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 80th birthday. He is one of several veteran entertainers to face sex...

Former OSS spies on a mission to save old headquarters

But if obscurity was good for the cloak-and-dagger days, it may be bad in an era when public attention can be the best protection from...

Liberals and Hillary, sitting in a tree. VOTING.

Fox News (blog)But data have a way of deflating creative speculation, and a growing mountain of evidence undercuts the notion that liberal Democrats are yearning...

Diane Sawyer steps down as ABC News anchor; Muir, Stephanopoulos take ...

USA TODAY Sawyer will create original programs and conduct major interviews for the Disney-owned network, in effect succeeding former ABC anchor Barbara Walters, who retired in...

British jihadist's father begs his son to come home

(blog)He said that his son had received offers from four universities to study medicine but that he may have been “brainwashed” in Cardiff. “As...

Elizabeth Warren's mission in Washington

... name her to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that he complains, “You're jamming me, Elizabeth.” She lectures then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner —...

Mario Balotelli wants a kiss from Queen Elizabeth if Italy saves England at ...

Jewish Daily Forward (blog)Mario Balotelli did in England with the game-winning goal in Italy's 2-1 win on Saturday. Now, the the striker wants a rather...

Elizabeth Warren's bill to refinance student loans dies in Senate, now what?

Politico (blog)Besides the money that can be made off of these sorts of deals, lenders are banking on deepening their relationship with young, employed borrowers...

'The Rise & Fall of Great Powers,' by Tom Rachman

Tooly's shop features shelves labeled “Artists Who Were Unpleasant to Their Spouses,” “History, the Dull Bits” and “Books You Pretend to Have Read but Haven't.”...

Wonkbook: Obama's plan to address the $1.2 trillion student debt problem

(blog) (blog)The president has spent much of this year initiating modest changes in programs that may provide a boost to Democrats in advance of...

Mona Freeman, film and TV actress, dies at 87

Mona Freeman, a film star of the 1940s and '50s who often played the spunky, wholesome girl next door but longed for roles as “wildcats,...

Why Queen Elizabeth II was marked by WWII

Montreal Gazette Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath during the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World...

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper loves the Montreal Canadiens

(blog) (blog). By Marissa Payne. May 28 at 11:43 pm. More. Comments. (Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images). The Canadiens Rene Bourque. (Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty ... ...

Elizabeth Warren: I hope Hillary Clinton runs for president

American Thinker (blog) (blog)Warren is a favorite among many liberal Democrats, and the release of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," has stoked speculation that...

Elizabeth Warren's new memoir focuses on personal life rather than political ...

NewsBusters (blog) Democratic aides say Warren has made clear her desire to play by the old-school rules of the Capitol, building influence rather than joining the...

'A Fighting Chance,' by Elizabeth Warren

ABC News It may have been the last time Warren pulled her punches. That's certainly the case in this book, which mostly details her decades struggling...

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2000 homes destroyed

“I had to flee when I saw the fire was coming down the hill,” said Maria Elizabeth Diaz, eight months pregnant and trying to rest...

On Love: Elizabeth Harris and Paul Gordon

Elizabeth says with a laugh. “But sure enough, we had a fantastic time and it sort of sealed the deal for me.” They moved in...

LBJ's presidency gets another look as civil rights law marks its 50th anniversary

The party also is putting a new emphasis on income inequality, an issue that carries echoes of LBJ's war on poverty. This leftward tilt is...

Wonkbook: Women's workplace issues get their day in the spotlight

(blog) (blog)But the job market is hardly on a tear, and it may take months for the latest green shoots to translate into wider...

Medicaid, CHIP enrollment grows by more than 3 million, CMS data shows

○Some of the eligibility figures may include duplicates, while the enrollment numbers do not. ○Some individuals determined eligible for Medicaid may have found coverage elsewhere.

Five myths about the Boston Marathon bombing

But while the agent may have had to shoot Todashev, neither he nor the two Massachusetts state troopers with him should have interviewed a professional...

From Washington to Westeros, how rape plays out on TV

Claire Underwood. Skyler White. Gemma Teller Morrow. Jennifer Melfi. Joan Holloway. Elizabeth Jennings. Mellie Grant. Almost every buzzworthy drama now on television features a female...

Book news: Shakespeare's birthday and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Karen Joy ...

Families will want to drop by for the Bard's birthday bash on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Queen Elizabeth I will cut the cake,...

'Billions' spent on attacking Obamacare?

(blog) (blog)“If you are asking me, have billions of dollars been spent on ads attacking the ACA, the answer is no,” said Elizabeth Wilner,...

Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for George

Yahoo News VATICAN CITY — Queen Elizabeth II — bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates — paid a visit...

DC community calendar, April 3 to 9, 2014

Planting and nurturing city trees, education technician Alex Torres discusses how cement, pollution and people may jeopardize the life of a young tree and the...

Meet the new group of twentysomethings trying to elect young people in 2014

(blog)They will select candidates from North Carolina in May. The rubric they use to pick candidates? "We're about finding and helping the next Elizabeth...

'The Last Brother:' It's Not As Bad as You Heard. It's Worse.

Like Kitty Kelley feeding the gossip mills with her biographies of the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, McGinniss is a purveyor of red...

'Non-Stop' lands at No. 1 at weekend box office

“The Lego Movie,” which features the voices of Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks as characters from the block-building toy franchise, came in third place with...