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Shiite volunteers, loyal to Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, return home following a military advance in areas under the control of Islamic State, in the town of Samarra on July 12. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images The Islamic State...
Matthew Schneps holds a Ph.D. in physics but his success came with a certain measure of challenge. In addition to being an astrophysicist, Schneps is also dyslexic, which means he joins approximately 15 percent of Americans in a struggle to read...
OSHA representatives provides demos to construction workers on how to correctly operate safety equipment in De Pere, Wisconsin. Photo by Flickr user U.S. Department of LaborWASHINGTON — Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations...
What books would make your list of the greatest American novels? Photo by Duncan Walker/Getty Images About a year ago, Massachusetts architect David Handlin embarked on an experiment to give his reading “purpose and focus.” He committed to reading...
Yes campaign supporters for an independent Scotland are seen as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to address a group in August 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images One week from today, Scots will head to the polls to...
President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan for action against the Islamic State in his address to the nation Wednesday night. WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort...