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Kremlin quiet as Russia marks Revolution's 100-year anniversary

Russia’s Communists, dwindling in numbers and sidelined by the authorities, on Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, the uprising led by Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik party in 1917, that led to the creation of the Soviet Union and commenced the spread of Communism Read more

Obama's Year To Remember - And To Forget

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama holds his annual year-end press conference at 1:30 pm ET in the White House briefing room. Obama last fielded reporters’ questions the day after the mid-term elections and there’s a lot of new... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Sochi, Russia

It's been seven years since Sochi was chosen as the site to host the 2014 Olympic Games, and the Russian city's moment on the world stage has finally arrived. As the globe's elite winter athletes get settled in Sochi, here's everything you need to know about the city by the Black Sea. How Do You Read more

Ben Carson: Obamacare is 'Slavery'

Ben Carson is probably best known for his work as a neurosurgeon, but in recent months he has become a conservative firebrand and today he offered some controversial red meat to the audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Carson, who is a contributor... Read more

Hugo Chavez, and 11 Other People Preserved after Death

Hugo Chavez may be dead, but that doesn't mean he won't still be among his fellow Venezuelans, quite literally. Chavez's body will be embalmed and put on permanent display in a military museum . But he's far from the first person -- famous, or posthumously infamous -- to be displayed after death. Read more

Corpse of Kim Jong-Il Becomes Tourist Attraction

The mausoleum containing the embalmed body of North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-Il has been opened to tourists, who must follow a strict protocol. Young Pioneer Tours, a five-year-old tour group specializing in off-the-beaten path destinations, was the first group to gain admission when the ... Read more

McCain: Google Delegation to NKorea 'Useful Idiots'

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., joined in the disapproval Monday of Google executive Eric Schmidt, who has drawn criticism for a trip he’s making this week to North Korea, one of the world’s most repressive regimes.  To describe Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who... Read more