The Lady and the Butchers
She faced down the two men who used cleavers and carving knives to hack a soldier to death in London. Christopher Dickey on the Cub Scout leader who stood up to terror.
The Twister Stole My Pet
Dogs, cats, horses—even a donkey. All were lost and found in the days after a tornado hit Moore. Christine Pelisek on the animal rescues—and one woman’s quest for her parrot.
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No Special Prosecutor!
Agreeing to a special prosecutor was Clinton's biggest mistake—and naming one to head the IRS probe would destroy Obama’s presidency too, says Michael Tomasky.
Smuggling the Witnesses
With investigators unable to enter Syria, the State Department is working to bring evidence that the regime used chemical weapons across the border, reports Josh Rogin.
Behind the Notre Dame Suicide
The theatrical suicide of a militant right-wing historian in Paris capped off an alarmingly radical reaction to France’s gay marriage law. David Sessions on the ideology driving it.
The Boy Scouts’ Gay Vote
Will the Scouts reverse their ban on gay members? A vote today will decide whether loyal Scouts like Pascal Tessier will stay or quit the organization. Winston Ross reports.
My Plastic Surgery Regrets
Two thirds of baby boomers would get work done if they could afford it—but Michele Willens wishes she’d known more about the side effects before going under the knife.
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Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic
Laid aside for decades, The Fall of Arthur has finally been published. Tolkien biographer John Garth on how the epic poem paved the way for The Lord of the Rings.
The Next Great Chef Is 14
Flynn McGarry, behind hit Beverly Hills pop-up restaurant Eureka, is barely into his teens. Jace Lacob sits down for an elaborate 11-course meal and interviews the teenage prodigy.
Not Just Politics
I Wanna Be a Supermodel
The sparkling plant has already sold out.
1. SO, HE AGED WELL
80-Year-Old Man Scales Everest
Yuichiro Miura now the oldest to reach the summit.More
2. TIME FOR CHANGE
Obama to Reduce Drone Strikes
In speech on counterterrorism Thursday.More
London Hacking Suspects Were Suspicious
Targets of an earlier investigation. More
4. NEVER BEFORE SEEN
Obama’s '79 Prom Photos Revealed
Wrote that his classmate Kelli was 'foxy.'More
$2B in Damages in Oklahoma
Tornado ripped through 13,000 structures. More
6. BOMBING PROBE
Tamerlan’s Friend a ‘Tough Kid’
27-year-old Ibragim Todashev killed by the FBI.More
7. RISE UP
Swedish Riots Reach Fourth Day
With protestors setting fire to 340 cars.More
8. THAT'S JUST RUDE
Company Halts ‘Ghetto’ Tours
$45 to go to the South Bronx.More
Massive Underwater Structure
Still puzzles archaeologists.More
10. GRAMMAR CLASS
Lonely Island Sings of Semicolons
In new track released Wednesday.More