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WASHINGTON — The State Department says it’s reopening the U.S. Embassy in the Central African Republic. The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence...
Hari Sreenivasan spoke with gaming specialist Stephen Totilo about the significance of the Microsoft-Minecraft deal on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour. Microsoft Corp. confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mojang, the company behind the...
In the early 1990s, Xerox wasn’t just a company. “To Xerox” was a verb, reflecting the company’s singular focus on producing copying machines, and the dominance they held over that market. But faced with competition from digital imaging, Xerox has...
Protesters gathered at the Texas state capitol in Austin to show support for reproductive rights in July of 2013, as the legislature considered HB2. Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is...
On the edge of a humble, nameless town, a young boy’s father catches him in women’s lingerie. The man rages, beats his son and burns his clothes. All the while, a Nina Simone record spins. Poet Saeed Jones tells this story in his poem “Boy in...
File photo of a hotel cleaning staff member by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images When you stay in a hotel, how much do you tip the maid? Have you ever forgotten to tip housekeeping altogether? In its gratuity guide, the American Hotel and...