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A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 16, 2014. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images The Israeli military launched a ground offensive into Gaza Thursday, hours...
The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack...
Coral reefs are living, breathing animals. The reefs provide shelter and habitat for other fish and plants, even algae which lives inside the coral. But corals are disappearing. In the Carribean, coral cover has shrunk from 60% to 5%, says...
Technological advancement, John Nye argues, has benefited the poor, reducing welfare inequality, because the price difference between TVs, for example, no longer reflects such a disparity in functionality. Flickr user Lee Jordan. Editor’s Note...
Marvel Comics announced Wednesday that African-American superhero Falcon will take over as Captain America in a new comic book series debuting in the fall. Image via Marvel Comics Marvel Comics revealed Wednesday that Sam Wilson, the African-...
MOSCOW — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin website published a statement late Thursday that says “the...