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A police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri — a working-class suburb of St. Louis. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden said her her son was shot eight times following an altercation with...
Alison Powell has always been a fan of the underdog. In her debut collection of poetry, “On the Desire to Levitate,” the writer takes that attraction as inspiration for her work. “I think that poetry, especially in the Western world, has such a...
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter poses for a picture on the front line in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 9, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty...
Iraqis hold a giant portrait of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during a demonstration to support him on Monday in Baghdad’s central Saadoun Street after Maliki said he was filing a complaint against the president for violating the...
Getty ImagesSAN ANTONIO — Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the...
Watch VideoHARI SREENIVASAN: A story published earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal got our attention. It described a Gallup poll measuring how student loan debts undermine the happiness and well-being of borrowers years after they graduate...