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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Drug War Overshadows Mexican Presidential Campaign

Voters in Mexico will select a new president on Sunday, but the drug-related violence that has claimed thousands of lives in the last six years continues.

On Monday there was a shootout at the airport in Mexico City leaving three police officers dead. They were reportedly killed by other officers working for the drug cartels.

Felipe Calderon, who launched the war against the cartels when he was elected in 2006 cannot run for re-election because of term limits. The BBC’s Will Grant reports on the campaign to succeed him.

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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 24 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.

November 20 7 Comments

The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president's special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration's strategy against the militant group.

November 20 24 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.