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Photo by Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: While the world’s attention has been focused recently on gains by Islamic extremists in Iraq and other radical groups, Boko Haram has been launching new attacks in Africa. To update us about that,...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For more about the situation in Ukraine, we’re joined now by Kimberly Marten. She is a political science professor at Barnard College and Columbia University. So, Putin was able to send in...
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, performs maintenance and retrieves science experiment packages during a spacewalk on Aug. 18. Skvortsov, along with two other astronauts return to Earth on Sept. 10. Credit: NASA Three astronauts will return to...