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February 11, 2016 5 Comments

Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

February 11, 2016 24 Comments

A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

It’s been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

February 10, 2016 6 Comments

Killings Of Muslim Students Spark Awakening

The families of the students killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., have been working to reshape the narrative around Muslims in America.

February 10, 2016 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, “Incarceration Nations.”

February 10, 2016 4 Comments

Syrian Regime, Russian Forces Close In On Rebel-Held Aleppo

Doctors Without Borders has issued a warning about the humanitarian crisis for refugees trying to flee from Aleppo to Turkey.

February 8, 2016 Comment

U.N. Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

Sunday’s action follows a fourth nuclear test a few weeks ago, and the two acts violate existing sanctions.

February 5, 2016 Comment

Chinese New Year Brings Celebration, Horrific Travel Conditions

Long and crowded journeys are ahead for those returning home to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

February 5, 2016 4 Comments

Brazil Warns Zika Virus Could Be Transmitted Via Urine, Saliva

Researchers found active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, meaning it might be possible to transmit it through those fluids.

February 5, 2016 3 Comments

Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement

The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054.

February 4, 2016 3 Comments

World Leaders Pledge $10 Billion To Help Syrians

Leaders attending an international donors’ conference committed almost $6 billion for 2016, with the rest to be handed over by 2020.

February 4, 2016 4 Comments

Record $9 Billion Requested For Syria Aid

An international donor conference kicking off in London today comes as the latest peace talks were suspended.

February 3, 2016 Comment

Indian Court Reopens Gay Sex Case

A panel of judges will reconsider its 2013 ruling that only India’s parliament can change the 1861 law criminalizing gay sex.

February 3, 2016 3 Comments

Puerto Rico Health Officials Mobilize To Halt Zika Virus Infections

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, which is causing alarm among public health officials there.

February 3, 2016 5 Comments

China Makes A $43 Billion Bid For Syngenta

ChemChina, China’s state-owned chemical corporation, is making an offer on the Swiss seeds and pesticides company.

February 1, 2016 Comment

Syrian Peace Talks Begin In Earnest

Critics argue that without the Kurdish minority at the table, these talks may have a difficult time resulting in anything substantive.

February 1, 2016 18 Comments

From 14 Cases To 4 Million: The Insidious Spread Of Zika Virus

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika virus is a global health emergency of international concern.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

European Tax Debate Heats Up Over Google, Apple

Are American tech companies facing “discriminatory taxation” in Europe? That is what a bipartisan group of senators are calling it.

January 28, 2016 15 Comments

American Freed From Iran Describes 41 Days Of Detention

Matthew Trevithick was taking language classes in Tehran when he was arrested and sent to Iran’s Evin Prison.

January 28, 2016 10 Comments

Will Growing The Network Of U.S. Military Bases Help Fight ISIS?

The Pentagon’s hope is that building up the network will help combat ISIS, but a professor argues it could have the opposite effect.

January 28, 2016 Comment

Australian Open: Serena Continues, Roger Is Out And Match-Fixing Allegations Loom

Our sports analyst Mike Pesca explains how the match-fixing scandal is playing out at the tennis tournament in Melbourne.


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February 10 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."

February 10 4 Comments

Needle Exchange Tries To Keep Pace With Rising Drug Use

Facilities like this one on Skid Row could receive a boost now that Congress has lifted a ban on federal funding.

February 9 12 Comments

Aviation Factory Struggles To Attract Young Workers

Business is booming at the GE Aviation plant in New Hampshire, but it's having trouble drawing young workers.

February 9 13 Comments

Opiate Addiction In New Hampshire

Robin Young visits a clinic called Recover Together that charges patients $65 a week for group therapy and a Suboxone prescription.