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  • Slavery And The Persistent Memory

    In any culture, the past and present swirl around each other, touching and, in some sense, changing the other. During the recently ended rebel war in Sierra Leone, as during the slave trade, people made desperate choices to protect themselves and their...
  • Connecticut's Hidden History

    Connecticut's Hidden History
    History as news is never a contradiction if that history reveals something important, even startling. "Beyond Complicity" is a startling story about a disturbing chapter in Connecticut history that skidded from the state's general consciousness centuries...
  • It's cool, really

    America, get ready to unroll. Led by a number of old British design houses such as Farrow & Ball, which last year opened a retail store on Melrose Avenue, wallpaper is staging a comeback. It's no longer just paper printed with English roses, either....
  • Arming for trade war

    The shot that may launch history's largest trade war was fired quietly enough: In a menu card at the British Aeronautical Society's annual banquet Wednesday night, Airbus SAS announced it has applied for government support in launching its newest plane,...
  • New Memos Detail Early Plans for Invading Iraq

    LONDON — In March 2002, the Bush administration had just begun to publicly raise the possibility of confronting Iraq. But behind the scenes, officials already were deeply engaged in seeking ways to justify an invasion, newly revealed British memos...
  • Just add tea and crumpets

    Just add tea and crumpets
    Few phrases are more magical than "English garden." The words conjure visions at once settled and unconstrained: cool emerald vistas, buxom clumps of lilies and larkspurs, rose petals spilling from a tree-hugging vine. Caught in their spell, desert...
  • Terror explosions caught city only slightly off guard

    Unlike New York, London had seen it all before. A generation lived through the Nazi blitz, often taking refuge from the nightly bombing attacks in the deep tunnels of the Underground. More recently, during the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, bomb...
  • BLAIR'S RESPONSE

    Text of Prime Minister Tony Blair's statement delivered Thursday afternoon at his Downing Street office: This has been a most terrible and tragic atrocity that has cost many innocent lives. I have just attended a meeting of the government's Emergency...
  • Cell phones send early photos, video

    CNN viewers were greeted Thursday with video footage of bent metal and broken glass from a bombed-out London train. The images' source: a video camera phone, a first for the news network. Meanwhile, amateur pictures of the bombing began popping up on...
  • `If I give in to the worry, the terrorists won'

    Elayne Rowed had planned to take the 3 o'clock train from Paddington Station to her home, 200 miles away in Devon, and, hours after the worst terror attack ever in central London, she saw no reason why the trains wouldn't run as scheduled. She was right....
  • Police, dogs to ride trains

    Commuters in Chicago and around the country can expect to ride to work with police and bomb-sniffing dogs Friday as transit systems bulk up security following terror bombings in London. Within hours of Thursday's rush-hour attacks on British subway...
  • Blasts point to Al Qaeda

    A rapid claim of responsibility for Thursday's bombings by a shadowy Al Qaeda faction was intriguing but far from provable. It offers a hint of the difficulty authorities will face in determining who staged the attacks, what they mean for the war on...