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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Another American family mourned today for a son slaughtered by Islamic State killers in Syria. Peter Kassig’s death was confirmed over the weekend. PAULA KASSIG, Mother of Peter Kassig: Our hearts...
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen is the author of three books of poetry, including “As Long As Trees Last,” “Hecate Lochia” and “Your Ancient See Through.” The ancient...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency Monday as Ferguson awaits the grand jury verdict in the shooting death of Michael Brown. In the image above, demonstrators in Clayton, Missouri, protest on Nov 17. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty...
TIME has apologized for including the word “feminist” in a poll asking “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” Published on Nov 12, the poll drew widespread criticism online. While it is now closed, the poll still shows “feminist” as an...
A U.S. Marine at forward operating base Zeebrudge in Helmand province, Afghanistan, burns trash in March 2013. Photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz During most of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military and its contractors disposed of garbage and...
Researchers analyzed hundreds of sunflower starfish to figure out what’s causing sea star wasting syndrome. Photo courtesy of Cornell University SEATTLE — After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the...