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The Swampby Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......
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The Swampby Mark Silva The statue of "Little Barry'' - a likeness of President Barack Obama as a boy - stands a short walk from the school that he attended as a child in Indonesia. But only one month after the......
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The Swampby Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama's long-promised trip to Indonesia, where he spent some time as a boy, will be delayed by the ongoing fight over healthcare reform at home. And because of the delay -- with the......
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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who spent four years as a child in Indonesia, says he is looking forward to a helping of bakso (pronounced bah-so), a meatball soup, when he returns to Jakarta -- a trip now delayed......
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World NowBad weather forced 200 Indonesian rescue workers to fan out on foot across a mountainous area east of Jakarta on Wednesday in search of a Russian passenger plane that went missing on a demonstration flight and was presumed to have crashed, Russian and...
TechnologyThe head of Research In Motion's Indonesia divison is reportedly set to be charged with negligence after a stampede of consumers broke out at a launch even for a BlackBerry smartphone last month. Police in Indonesia told Reuters that about 5,000 people...
24 Frames"Lovely Man," from Indonesian director Teddy Soeriaatmadja, is a father-daughter story unlike any you’ve seen. She’s 19, a devout Muslim, hoping to reconnect with the father who abandoned her and her mother when she was 4. He’s a fixture...
World NowThe Indonesian government plans to raise fuel prices by a third, Bloomberg News reported. Government officials say they have to reduce their subsidies to avoid increasing the deficit. That hasn't made the idea any more popular. “It just means...
TribLocal - EvanstonHello Race watchers! We start off this episode with another fun travel fact: Indonesia has 129 active volcanoes. But we are saying goodbye to Indonesia …...
Culture MonsterMaking art isn’t easy, and for many artists the hardest part is getting started. The first invention must be a strategy for facing a blank page, canvas, computer screen. Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s ritual was to begin the day by......
L.A. UnleashedJAKARTA, Indonesia — An environmental group has released video footage of a bulldozer buzzing trees in a protected forest that is home to endangered Sumatran tigers, but the government said Wednesday that it remained unclear whether the land-clearing...
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