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  • For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war

    For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war
    Alaa al-Qureishi's home is full of ghosts — the photos of dead relatives decorating the walls of every room. In 2006, his mother and brother were killed when the house, in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, was randomly hit by a rocket. A year...
  • Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities

    Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities
    Four years ago, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took to the streets peacefully to demand their right to basic human freedoms. They were met with violence from a regime that has since systematically intensified its brutality. The killing has...
  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas
    Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism,...
  • In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace

    In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace
    Facing off across the very spot where two St. Louis-area police officers were wounded by gunfire less than 24 hours earlier, police and protesters engaged in a long evening of stare-downs and posturing late Thursday. A line of police officers stood next...
  • Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil

    Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil
    Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil. Heavy security...
  • Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules

    Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules
    Los Angeles police erred in 2011 when they arrested a homeless activist and threatened criminal sanctions against others for holding a noisy protest on skid row, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit...
  • Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

    Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
    Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling...
  • Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not

    Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recount the courage of the marchers in the face of police brutality and recall the shock to the conscience that led to...
  • Milestone moment in high-stakes testing

    Milestone moment in high-stakes testing
    Florida faces a pivot point in its nation-leading drive to hold public schools accountable via high-stakes testing. Amid a groundswell of protest from across the state and political spectrum, a bipartisan push for reasonable relief is finally in sight....
  • Ice cream king makes money scream

    Ice cream king makes money scream
    The man who brought us Cherry Garcia, Phish Food and New York Super Fudge Chunk has a distaste for the mint that is American politics. So Ben Cohen is fighting back the best way he knows how, with persuasive slogans — and ice cream. The co-founder...
  • Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow
    Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on  Kremlin aggression against...