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October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Frenemies Over Syria: How Russia And U.S. Are Coordinating Airstrikes

Russia’s military entry into the conflict raises concerns for the U.S., which is leading a coalition that’s also conducting airstrikes.

October 2, 2015 Comment

Cereal Cafe Sparks Protest

A cafe in East London that serves cereal for about 2.50 to 6 pounds ($4.50 to $9) a bowl has become a symbol of gentrification.

October 1, 2015 2 Comments

What It’s Like To Be A UN Interpreter

Among the most heard and least recognized players at the United Nations General Assembly session were the interpreters.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Trade Pact Negotiations Continue

Trade ministers are trying to come to an agreement on the biggest trade deal in a generation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens As It Heads North

Bryan Norcross of The Weather Channel shares the latest projections for the Category 4 hurricane’s trajectory.

October 1, 2015 17 Comments

Are Russian Airstrikes Targeting ISIS Or Rebels?

The U.S. and its allies say the areas Russia is targeting are actually held by rebels who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

September 30, 2015 3 Comments

U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul.

September 30, 2015 10 Comments

Russia Joins Air War Against ISIS In Syria

The U.S. is also conducting airstrikes, but Russia and the U.S. disagree over whether Bashar Assad should remain in power.

September 29, 2015 10 Comments

After Meeting With Putin, Obama Meets With Castro

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which Cuban President Raul Castro is attending for the first time.

September 29, 2015 4 Comments

Facebook Plans To Bring Internet To Refugees

The announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg comes as welcome news to many, but not without criticism.

September 29, 2015 Comment

Battle Rages For Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to retake the northern city of Kunduz from the Taliban after its fighters seized the city.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Minnesotan Becomes First To Sue Over Child Sex Tourism

The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that child brides are an “open secret” among Minnesota’s large Hmong community.

September 28, 2015 Comment

Obama And UN Discuss Goals For Aiding Syrian Migrants

Activists say the United States is not doing enough when it comes to aiding Syrian migrants fleeing a civil war.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Obama, Putin To Meet Face-To-Face Amid Rising Tensions

The two leaders will likely discuss Russia’s new military buildup in Syria during their first meeting in nearly a year.

September 25, 2015 3 Comments

Changing Mecca Creates Hajj ‘Haves’ And ‘Have Nots’

Construction and expansion in Mecca comes into focus after the recent tragedies during the hajj.

September 25, 2015 Comment

China To Announce Cap-And-Trade Program

President Xi Jinping will unveil program to put cap on greenhouse gas emissions in Washington D.C. today.

September 25, 2015 2 Comments

Missing Mexican Students’ Mothers in Philadelphia Hope to Meet Pope

Five mothers of the missing students in Mexico travel to Philadelphia in hopes of meeting with the Pope.

September 25, 2015 Comment

China Aims To Clean Up On Coal

China consumes as much coal as the rest of the world combined, putting China in a unique position to help the planet in the fight against climate change.

September 25, 2015 3 Comments

Pope Francis’ Day In The Big Apple

The pope’s U.S. tour continues Friday with a speech to the U.N. General Assembly and a visit to the 9/11 memorial.

September 24, 2015 Comment

A Closer Look At Business And Tech Issues On Table Between China And U.S.

Amid Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., NPR’s Marilyn Geewax explains some of the economic and technology issues between the two countries.

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October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.