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  • Obama on racial matters: 'Door still open'

     
    President Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan and travelling through Ghana today, was asked what Africa means to him - "Is it half of you?'' "Well, no, I don't think it would be fair to say it was half,''...
  • Global war, no, failed states, yes

     
    by Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had...

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner
    When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...

    A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut

    A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut
    In the late 1970s, the Syrian capital of Damascus was experiencing a building boom. In the al-Bahsa quarter, for instance, a clutch of old houses were demolished to make way for a new roadway. Among the homes: an 18th century courtyard house with at least...

    In Whitehall, children give away smiles to refugees

    In Whitehall, children give away smiles to refugees
    With chatty enthusiasm and nimble fingers, the children of the Manarah Islamic Academy spent Thursday morning packing resealable bags with the essentials of a healthy mouth: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss. By the time they finished, they had created...