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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

How CIA Got Doctor Zhivago into Russia

Doctor Zhivago is regarded as one of the world’s great works of literature (it also made a fantastic film). But its author, Borris Pasternak, never thought his epic novel would be published in his home country because it would be...

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Keystone’s Inconvenient Truths: Alberta Meets Al Gore at Davos

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she’ll try to dispel some “myths” about the oil sands during a panel discussion at Davos with Vice President Al Gore, who once called the Keystone XL pipeline the Canadian province is seeking “an atrocity.”...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

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Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

Energy’s Chu: Success Requires Failure

And another thing… Perhaps brevity is elusive for a man who once held the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics chair at Stanford University and is credited with producing one of the earliest atomic physics confirmations...

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