Parallels
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

The badly damaged Christchurch Cathedral is pictured on Sept. 7, 2011 during a tour given to foreign journalists visiting the city ahead of the rugby 2011 World Cup. England rugby manager Martin Johnson and several members of the playing squad visited the city to see the stadium and the city center which were damaged by an earthquake in February.
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Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

He has a swirl of graying whiskers stretching down to his collar, yet he wears a tiny mustache so precisely groomed that it almost could have been typed. His face is confident and stern, befitting a gentleman of substance.

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Middle East
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

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Sports
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

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Sports
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

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Around the Nation
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 9:37 pm

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Around the Nation
7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Millions At Stake In California Tribe Membership Dispute

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

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The Salt
7:03 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Drinking With 'Mad Men': Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) raise their glasses. Many fans have been inspired to do the same, but Mad Men has a complicated relationship with alcohol.
Michael Yarish AMC

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 4:51 pm

Ah, 2007: the year in which we met the first-ever iPhone, a presidential candidate called Barack Obama ... and an inscrutable ad man named Don Draper.

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Parallels
5:35 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Dr. Awad Al-Yami, an art therapist trained at the University of Pennsylvania, is a counselor at a Saudi Arabian center that seeks to rehabilitate convicted terrorists. The center claims a success rate of more than 80 percent, but acknowledges that some return to extremist groups like al-Qaida.
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Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

There are golf carts and palm trees and an Olympic-sized pool at the Mohammed Bin Naif Counseling and Care Center, a sprawling complex on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.

Once a holiday resort, the walled compound still looks like one — and not a rehabilitation center for convicted terrorists.

In the past year, the country has expanded counter-terrorism laws that make it illegal for Saudis to fight in Syria and Iraq. The kingdom has also expanded the terrorism rehab centers.

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Around the Nation
5:19 am
Sun April 5, 2015

What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

Employee Sandra Jaeckel adjusts a ribbon around the neck of a giant chocolate Easter bunny at the production facility of Confiserie Felicitas chocolates maker in Hornow, Germany, in 2014.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 10:31 am

Through centuries and across cultures, the holiday's iconic customs have been built upon with the help of storytelling. And the cotton-tailed creature that leaves us chocolate and eggs has a longer tale.

1. Pagan Beginnings

The story of Easter is as much rooted in paganism as it is in Christianity. The holiday owes its name to Eostra, the Germanic goddess of spring and fertility.

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Shots - Health News
6:25 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

Mental health care advocates say patients face challenges in insurance coverage.
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Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 4:02 pm

By law, many U.S. insurance providers that offer mental health care are required to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say achieving this mental health parity can be a challenge.

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