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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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As Hurricane Irma Approaches, For Some ‘Leaving Is Not Really An Option’

Forecasters say Irma will hit Florida directly this weekend, starting in Miami and the Keys, and then the entirety of the state by Monday. Nadege Green, a reporter with WLRN in Miami, lives in an area that’s not currently in an evacuation zone. She has boarded up her house in preparation for the storm. She says she’s staying put not because she wants to, but because she feels like she has no other choice.

September 10, 2017
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Why Did ISIS Target Spain? The Answer May Lie In History

One, could be Spain’s involvement in the fight against the group in Syria and Iraq. Although Spain is not involved militarily in the fight against ISIS, it has provided logistical help and training for the Iraqi forces. Another reason goes further back in history, according to Mia Bloom, professor of communication at Georgia State University and author of “Dying to kill: The allure of suicide terror.”

August 20, 2017
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‘Cosmopolitan’ Is A Dog Whistle Word Once Used In Nazi Germany And Communist Russia

Miller faced pushback from reporters, including a heated back-and-forth with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who quoted the Statue of Liberty’s famous inscription (“give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”) and questioned whether the immigration policy changes were in line with those values.

August 5, 2017

China Wants To Step In As A Rift Between The US And Its European Allies Widens

“[Trump’s] rhetoric certainly leaves the road open for China. The question is: Is China ready to take it?,” said François Godement, director of the Asia and China program at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Some reports indicate that China could take a more prominent role, in partnership with Germany.

July 7, 2017

5 Ways To Respond When You Witness Hate Or Harassment

Debjani Roy is the deputy director of Hollaback, a nonprofit that offers bystander intervention training. She calls the men’s actions “heroic” — “these people had the absolute best intentions. They were considering someone else that they did not know, above themselves.”

May 30, 2017
Americans, Trump

100 Days In, World Leaders Are Still Wondering If There’s Any Reason To Trump’s Antics

Trump has been more willing to rattle sabers at North Korea than any recent US president, according to Susan Glasser, the chief international affairs columnist at Politico. Glasser says the tough talk has American adversaries and allies alike asking the same question about the new US leader: “Is he acting crazy like a fox, or just crazy? Are his lies on purpose and strategic, or are they just untruths?”

May 2, 2017

In Europe, Accusations Of Russian Meddling In Elections Come As No Surprise

The French presidential election is on Sunday. If nobody wins a majority, forecasters predict that Le Pen, of the far-right National Front party, and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron could face off in a second round the following week — though this race has been anything but predictable.

April 20, 2017

Meet A Few Of The Bikers Backing Donald Trump

“We feel like it’s open season on law enforcement, there’s an assault on decency, and we’re here to stand with law enforcement, and in the event that we’re needed we’ll step up,” Cox said in a weekend interview.

July 19, 2016
Diamond Reynolds weeps after she recounts the incidents that led to the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Minneapolis area police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, at a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration, in front of the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Miller

When It Comes To Police Shootings, The U.S. Doesn’t Look Like A Developed Nation

According to the 2013 Global Study on Homicide report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 60 percent of the murders in the US were committed with guns, compared to only 13 percent in Europe.

July 13, 2016
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The Pentagon’s New Rules Allow Anti-ISIS Airstrikes When Civilian Deaths Are More Likely

Previously, US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that risked civilian deaths were permitted in limited cases.

April 21, 2016
Dreamers, Immigration

Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case — And Starts With Tough Questions For Lawyers

A tie, which is now more possible, would let stand an appeals court ruling that blocks the expanded DACA and DAPA program from taking effect.

April 19, 2016
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks during a TV interview in Damascus, Syria in this still image taken from a video on November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV courtesy of Czech Television

Document Leak In Syria ‘Enough To Convict Assad Of War Crimes’

In particular, the 600,000 pages of documentation show Assad has command responsibility for the extra-judicial detention, torture and killing of thousands of his own citizens.

April 12, 2016

Witnesses To The Beirut Bombings Describe Carnage In The Street

At least 43 people were killed and around 200 injured in a twin suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Thursday evening.

November 12, 2015