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After six years, the Federal Reserve announced the final drawdown of its bonding-buying program known as quantitative easing, or QE, at the end of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday. Since the fall of 2008, the central bank has been buying...
Cabinet ministers in Zambia have appointed Vice President Guy Scott to serve as an interim-president of the African country, making him Africa’s first white head of state since apartheid. The news of his appointment was announced on Thursday,...
Letter-shaming is the latest tactic being used to get drive Alaskans to the polls. Photo by Flickr user Lynn D. Rosentrater. Editor’s Note: As a contentious U.S. Senate race plays out in their backyards, Alaska voters are receiving...
Bryony’s Wagon, 2010. Photo by Iain McKell Imagine a country road, a single lane winding past farms and tractors. Now, picture a line of cars backed-up, crawling at 15 mph behind a horse-drawn wagon. Most would blame the wagon or the slow-...
The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO The giant spot on the face of the sun has scientists...
A U.S. Marine checks the temperature of Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, before boarding an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on October 15, 2014 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. The general visited the site of the first of 17 Ebola...