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For years, the people of Myanmar were cut off from the rest of the world, isolated by strict military rulers. But a recent cease fire has ushered in a period of calm, which is opening up the country and creating new opportunities. Many in Myanmar...
Monday’s bombing marked the bloodiest militant attack ever in Abuja. A deadly explosion at a bus station in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, left at least 71 people dead and 124 wounded on Monday morning. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan...
Paul Muldoon reads part five of his poem “A Civil War Suite” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. A Civil War Suite 5. Sally Mann: Manassas Less the idea of what the world might be “like” than what it is...
Attorney General Eric Holder told the audience at the annual National Action Network convention in New York April 9 that he and the president had faced “ugly and divisive adversity.” Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images Today in the...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities...
Democrats push for a constitutional amendment in Florida that would make it the first Southern state to legalize medical marijuana. They hope the measure will galvanize young voters who have a historically weak turnout in non-presidential election...