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  • 'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America

    'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America
    The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
  • Damascus suburb residents clash with rebels: monitoring group

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Armed residents of the Damascus district of Douma clashed with a powerful rebel force on Saturday, a monitoring group said, in a rare instance of infighting in the area. The fighting started on Friday in the eastern suburb after...
  • Beware of Obamacare for the Internet

    Beware of Obamacare for the Internet
    Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide. In the past, such a person...
  • U.S., Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Crimea

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian incursions into Crimea during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane....
  • Hong Kong student leaders seek meeting with Chinese leaders

    Hong Kong student leaders seek meeting with Chinese leaders
    In a risky move, three student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests plan to travel to Beijing on Saturday to seek direct talks with top Chinese officials. Hong Kong Federation of Students chief Alex Chow said he and members Nathan Law and Eason...
  • Woman sues Chicago over right to bare breasts in public

    Woman sues Chicago over right to bare breasts in public
    A woman ticketed in August for going topless during an event at Chicago's lakefront to promote women's rights to bare their breasts in public filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming the city's ordinance against the practice is unconstitutional....
  • Apartment rents steadily rising throughout country

    Apartment rents steadily rising throughout country
    If you're a renter, you're almost surely digging deeper into your wallet to satisfy your landlord these days. In the Chicago metro area, for example, apartment dwellers in September paid about $50 a month more than they did one year earlier, on average....
  • China gives tax breaks on Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will temporarily exempt taxes on profits made from a landmark scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, the finance ministry said on Friday, removing a potential stumbling block for global investors...
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...
  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...