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A Shiite student of the Imamia Students Organization in Karachi, Pakistan, holds a poster during a protest on Dec. 17 against an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar the previous day. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images A...
Photo by Flickr user Tom Lin. Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widely on health and retirement, is here to provide the Medicare answers you need in “Ask Phil, the Medicare Maven.” Send your questions to Phil. Medicare rules and...
Solo cups lined up for popular college drinking game beer pong. More than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol related incidents in the U.S. Photo by Flickr user Yogma. PBS NewsHour recently reported on efforts to stop dangerous drinking on...
A dried-out, eight-foot Christmas tree can light, blaze and burn to ash in less than a minute, causing considerable damage in the process, according to research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ‘Tis the season for gigantic...
Protesters call for the release of U.S. citizen Alan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba, at a rally in Lafayette Park Dec. 3, 2013, across the street from the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON —...
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/...