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The week in 30 photos

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:03:20 EDT
Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:46:08 EDT
What a shot! 31 sports photos

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:02:47 EDT
The best selfies from space

"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:12:19 EDT
Do we need to go back to the moon?

"Neil Armstrong is going to walk on the moon on Monday, July 21st."

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:08 EDT
Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars

Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:22 EDT
GOP starts to 'get it' on gay marriage

Margaret Hoover says some GOP legislators support a state's right to allow same-sex marriage and the right of churches, synagogues and mosques not to perform the sacrament.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:28 EDT
How WWI gave us drones

Priya Satia says today's drones for bombardment and surveillance have their roots in the deadly history of Western aerial control of the Middle East that began in World War One

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:03:02 EDT
Botched executions can't be new norm

Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno say it's unacceptable for states to experiment with new execution procedures without full disclosure

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:24:56 EDT
Ray Rice punishment: What is NFL thinking?

Carol Costello says she was wrong to expect the NFL to come down hard on Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, and that the league be universally criticized if they didn't.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:25:04 EDT
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