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Daniel Johnson reads his poem “In the Absence of Sparrows” written during the 656-day captivity of his friend, journalist James Foley. Foley was murdered by the Islamic State militants on Aug 19. Read the full text of “In the...
Photo by Florian Beaudenon French photographer Florian Beaudenon is very tall. At over 6’4″, he has to look down to see much of the world around him. Once, while in the middle of a fashion shoot, the photographer was struck by his bird’s...
Among Americans ages 65 to 74, 4 percent in 2010 carried federal student loan debt, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday. Photo by digitalskillet/iStock 360 via Getty Images. WASHINGTON — Rosemary Anderson...
PBS NewsHour will live stream President Barack Obama’s address to the nation in the player above. The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 10. Following the address, NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks will...
Keeping yourself accountable to your doctor and other users on social media sites like Facebook could turn out to be a powerful tool for weight loss, recent research has found. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images According to the...
Photo illustration by Getty ImagesPremiums for job-based insurance rose modestly for the third consecutive year, reflecting slowed spending, even as key elements of the federal health care law went into effect. Family premiums rose 3 percent in 2014...