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Photo by Flickr user othermore (other). For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e page has striven to do the same,...
President Obama spoke during a primetime address to the nation from the Cross Hall of the White House on Wednesday. Obama announced a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants. Photo by SAUL LOEB...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, R, meets Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, L, during Kerry’s official visit at Cankaya Palace in the capital Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014. Photo by Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty...
A Liberian health worker disinfects a corpse after the man died in a classroom now used as Ebola isolation ward on Aug. 15 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by John Moore/Getty ImagesAn overtaxed international response to the Ebola outbreak will receive...
Iraqi gunmen stand next to a rebel-made mortar launcher left behind by Islamic State group fighters in Barwanah in the Anbar province, after government forces backed by militiamen retook the town, according to local pro-government forces on...
I found myself chuckling aloud at the otherwise most unremarkable line in President Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation. “This is our strategy,” he intoned. Then he ticked off four points. It was hard not to believe the leader of the free...