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Listen to Peter Cole read his poem “Song of the Shattering Vessels” from his newest collection “The Invention of Influence.” Song of the Shattering Vessels Either the world is coming together or else the world is falling...
A woman hugs Iris Yifrah, mother of missing Israeli teen Eyal Yifrah, during a rally in support of three missing Israeli teenagers on June 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Israeli soldiers searching for three Israeli...
Former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald at a Brookings Institution panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 2013. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack...
Dr. Robert Goldsby, a pediatric oncologist, talks to Laura Allaire during her regular checkup at the Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program at UCSF. Photo by Jason Lelchuk One of the biggest success stories in the fight against cancer has been the...
Updated at 3:50 p.m. EDT In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term...
Illustration by Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come. The change stems from a high-profile, bipartisan deal...