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39 articles published/printed


How the Boston bombing investigation unfolded

Apr 22, 2013

How the Boston bombing investigation unfolded

by Marc Fisher

Within hours of the Boston Marathon bombing, investigators were already overwhelmed. Bloody clothing, bags, shoes and other evidence from victims and witnesses was piling up. Videos and still images, thousands of them, were pouring in by email and Twitter. Quickly, the authorities secured a ...

France divided but gay marriage a likely reality

Apr 22, 2013

France divided but gay marriage a likely reality

Gay marriage may have passed with barely a hitch in many countries, but it has kicked up a huge storm in France, a country often seen as the champion of secularism and notoriously relaxed on issues pertaining to private life. Smelling blood after a ...

| Apr 22, 2013

Ways to 'spell' Japanese out loud

by Mark Schreiber

I dial a number and ask to speak to my literary agent, Mr. Suzuki. “Moshi-moshi. Suzuki Masatoshi-sama oraremasuka?” “Sumimasen ga, okyakusama wa?” Literally “Excuse me, as for the guest?” That is the speaker’s polite way of asking “Who should I say is calling?” “Shuraibā ...

Tigers rookie Fujinami shuts down Swallows

Apr 22, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami shuts down Swallows

Highly-touted teenage rookie Shintaro Fujinami allowed two hits over seven innings on Sunday for his second win of the season as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0. Fujinami, who pitched Osaka Toin High School to two tournament titles last year at ...