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In some of the most war-ravaged countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away for years on end. This photograph of a young man chained to the floor of Juba Central Prison in Sudan (now South...
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., run into each other in the green room of weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Studio A, July 10, 2014. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call...
Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Flickr user Carlos Pereria The world’s urban population has ballooned to 3.9 billion — 54 percent of the total population — in 2014, the United Nations reported Thursday. By 2050, this proportion is...
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey” and is pictured here with Tom Cullen who plays Lord Gillingham, received a nomination as best actress in a drama series. Photo courtesy of PBS’ Masterpiece HBO’...
The top representative for United States intelligence at the U.S. embassy in Berlin has been asked to leave Germany. The move by the German government comes in the aftermath of two recent allegations of U.S. spying in the country, where a man has...
Photo of U.S. Capitol by Adina Tovy/Getty Images An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day’s session for two hours. A hazardous materials...