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Iraqis hold placards reading in Arabic “Maliki is our choice” during a demonstration to support Iraq’s prime minister on August 11, 2014 in Baghdad’s central Saadoun Street. Photo by Amer al-Saedi/AFP/Getty Images Updated...
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a rare opportunity for play for...
If you’re not getting the answer you want from Social Security, shop around at another local office, says Larry Kotlikoff. The interpretation of Social Security’s rules varies widely. Photo by Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Larry Kotlikoff...
A police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri — a working-class suburb of St. Louis. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden said her her son was shot eight times following an altercation with...
Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading 28,224 halal meals to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop...
Alison Powell has always been a fan of the underdog. In her debut collection of poetry, “On the Desire to Levitate,” the writer takes that attraction as inspiration for her work. “I think that poetry, especially in the Western world, has such a...