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Tim Duffy has spent decades photographing blues musicians who work with his nonprofit, the Music Maker Relief Foundation. His photos and stories, along with those of his wife Denise, are collected in the new book “We Are the Music Makers:...
Photo by Getty Images.WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk...
Fifty years ago, students on the University of California, Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity. Crowds surrounded a police car holding student activist Jack Weinberg on Oct. 1, 1964. Photo courtesy U.C. Berkeley,...
The United States still lacks an ally to attack Islamic State group militants on the ground in Syria. Video still by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself...
Voting booths in a polling place. Photo by Hill Street Studios/Getty ImagesATLANTA — Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in...
Wall Street money manager Doug Dachille identifies two risk factors for market volatility and argues that unless the Fed has cooked up a new economic therapy to respond to the next bout of deflation, there may be more significant economic morbidity...