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  • 5 years after devastating earthquake, Haiti struggles with old demons

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The freedom bell stands in the pantheon just outside the grounds of a razed presidential palace, quietly serving as a symbol of the fight for social justice in an unequal and divided society. More than two centuries after it was...
  • Transcript: Gov. Jerry Brown's inaugural address

    As prepared for delivery: Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of my pioneering ancestors and fellow Californians: An inauguration is always a special occasion but today it is particularly special...
  • World Economic Forum in Davos resort to draw 300 government members, 1,500 business leaders

    Most European countries are sending their heads of state or government to this month's gathering of world leaders and power brokers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, while high-level delegations are expected from China, the United States, Japan and...
  • Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.

    Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.
    The U.S. environmentalists are ecstatic about the handshake, non-binding agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In reality, the Chinese have merely agreed to follow their existing energy strategy of...
  • How to make it easier for health workers to volunteer in crises

    The United Nations estimates that 5,000 more international healthcare workers will be needed during the coming months in West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. But where they will come from is not entirely clear. As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...
  • 'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world

    'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world
    The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy. Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Convened by...
  • Fossil fuels have made all our lives better

    Fossil fuels have made  all our lives better
    Here's a question for Floridians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 86 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy....
  • India melding rapid innovation with ancient traditions to improve life for all

    NEW DELHI, INDIA -- Greetings from India, where we're launching our latest international edition, HuffPost India, in collaboration with The Times of India Group and its digital arm, Times Internet (TIL). India has always held a deeply personal...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...