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  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan

    Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan
    Ramesh Agrawal had just finished lunch when two men walked into his cyber cafe and inquired about computer prices. Agrawal said he would ask his sons, who run the business. That's when one of the men shot him. Two bullets pierced Agrawal's groin and...
  • California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time

    California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time
    For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. Although disparities remain based on students' race, socioeconomic status and English skills, the...
  • Obama argues against use of force to solve global conflicts

    On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security? The president, who rode into office on a...
  • On Asia tour, Obama sees traces of his late mother's work

    President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia. The papers showed...
  • A third Obama disappointment seems imminent

    The first Obama administration was distinguished by eloquent promises and high expectations, especially in Norway where the jury of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded their annual distinction to Barack Obama even before he had settled down into the chair...
  • Oakwood Worldwide in $4-billion deal

    Oakwood Worldwide in $4-billion deal
    Oakwood Worldwide hopes to triple its pioneering extended-stay housing brand through a new joint venture that will spend $4 billion to buy and build furnished apartment buildings globally. The partnership that the Los Angeles company has struck with...
  • The end of affirmative action

    Sometimes doctrines just vanish, once they appear as naked as the proverbial emperor in his new clothes. Something like that seems now to be happening with affirmative action. Despite all the justifications for its continuance, polling shows the public...
  • Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code

    Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code
    The sultan of oil-rich Brunei on Thursday announced the start of a new criminal code based on sharia law that will eventually prescribe punishments that include amputation and stoning, the first of Southeast Asia's predominantly Muslim countries to impose...
  • Poignant video shows students on sinking South Korean ferry

    As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook. One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic." But as the listing got...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....