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A scene from Zero Dark Thirty.

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A scene from Zero Dark Thirty.

SEAL Bin Laden Book: Fight Goes On

First there was “Zero Dark Thirty,” and now there’s “Captain Phillips,” both movies that show Navy SEALs in a heroic light — the second made with Pentagon and Navy support. Now get ready for “Navy SEALS — The Lawsuit.” Maybe Charlie Sheen should be...

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Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during a press conference for the seventh season of the the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati in Mumbai on August 29, 2013.

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Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during a press conference for the seventh season of the the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati in Mumbai on August 29, 2013.

Bollywood Stars Thrill War-Weary Afghans

It’s 7:30 p.m. on a weekday evening in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. The 1970s hit Bollywood romance movie “Abhimaan (Pride)” is playing on one of the TV channels. That’s not some stray channel off a satellite receiver. Flip a couple of channels and the...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Obama at 44%: Time for a News Conference

Six and a half months into his second term, President Barack Obama is signing a bill today holding the line on low-interest college loans for lower-income students, though rates will float with markets in the future. Half-way through the first...

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A scene from "Zero Dark Thirty" is shown in this handout photo taken on April 27, 2012.

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A scene from "Zero Dark Thirty" is shown in this handout photo taken on April 27, 2012.

Zero Dark Thirty: ‘And the Award Goes to…’

Critics and millions of fans let out a collective groan when the captivating, controversial “Zero Dark Thirty” failed to capture Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Another award connected with film-making — bestowed at a closed June 12 Pentagon Inspector...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, right, attend a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, right, attend a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The Retelling of the Bin Laden Raid

As she introduced President Barack Obama in New Hampshire today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, suggested that Obama led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. That’s a bit further than the president, who is careful in his phrasing, usually...

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