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Hari Sreenivasan posed your questions to author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” Piper Kerman. Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” sat down...
From freshmen leaving home for the first time to seniors anticipating their next steps after graduation to part-time students and those pursuing degrees online — students around the country are preparing for the fall semester. Many will have...
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA collecting massive amounts of user meta-data, many people went in search of safer, more secure ways to use the internet anonymously. Once thought to be something only used by the tech-savvy,...
The United Nations human rights office announced Friday that the number of people killed since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011 has more than doubled, with more than 190,000 people reported killed. With less than a week left until she...
How did Bank of America end up holding onto risky mortgages and who does the settlement really target? Photo by Flickr user JeepersMedia. Regardless of whether the U.S. government’s settlement with Bank of America goes far enough or hits the right...
WASHINGTON — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still...