The analogy between CNN's holographic correspondents and Star Wars was lost on no one, but Jessica Yellin may have played it up a little too much. Her Carrie Fisher is impeccable. Video by Andy Bouvé.
Obama’s Middle East Gamble The president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
Inside Higher Ed
No Funds for You The Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
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Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.