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A Mideast rivalry worth watching

At the heart of many Middle East conflicts lies a fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both now have leaders eager to win over young people with fundamental reform. For Saudis, that leader is Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince who is barely over 30.
Apr 24, 2017 |

French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.
Apr 24, 2017 |

Is the White House’s Islam Rhetoric Making Americans Less Safe?

Some in law enforcement say President Trump’s continued statements linking Islam and terror may be inspiring extremist groups and scaring Muslim Americans from cooperating with police.
Apr 24, 2017 |

‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’

Protest signs and photos of Science March in New York, one of many Earth Day rallies around the world defending science in the era of President Trump.
Apr 24, 2017 |

Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his trip to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. Islamists had slit the throat of...
Apr 24, 2017 |

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

TOKYO (AP) — An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea.
Apr 24, 2017 |

Trump praises far-right French candidate Le Pen as vote looms

President Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.
Apr 23, 2017 |

Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’

Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times...
Apr 23, 2017 |

Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video

Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.
Apr 23, 2017 |

Tad Cummins' Family Reacts To His Arrest

The ex-teacher was charged with knowingly transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intention to engage in sexual activity.
Apr 23, 2017 |

Trump bemoans ‘ridiculous standard’ of judging presidents by first 100 days

President Trump is complaining about the “ridiculous standard” of judging an administration on its first 100 days.
Apr 23, 2017 |

Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner on April 20, 2017, in New York City. The Center gave Clinton its Trailblazer Award. Clinton was receiving an award at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community center in New York City, where she made the critical remarks.
Apr 23, 2017 |

Russian Planes Buzz Alaska Four Nights in a Row

U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.
Apr 23, 2017 |

U.S. identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats

Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls between Jan. 4 and March 7, many targeting Jewish community centers in the United States, according to the Florida complaint. Kadar also appears linked to more than 240 hoax threats called into schools in the United States and...
Apr 23, 2017 |

George HW Bush Hospitalized Due To Pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush, who is hospitalized in Houston, is said to have an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2013.
Apr 23, 2017 |

How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people's rights, Investing in STEM education can aid development, Are citizens of a democracy obligated to vote?

"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message...
Apr 22, 2017 |

Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning

John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the excitement of dedicated workers. Scientific thinking provides a logical, inspired pathway to solve problems and trigger scintillating inspiration....
Apr 22, 2017 |

O'Reilly and changing a culture of sexual harassment

When Fox News was forced to part ways with their wildly successful host Bill O’Reilly this week, many pointed out an all-too-common problem in many American businesses: a culture that tolerates sexual harassment. Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled such behavior a form of illegal discrimination in the workplace, there remain significant...
Apr 22, 2017 |

Those obituaries for Trump-style populism? A bit premature

There is no doubting why Donald Trump, America’s 45th president, chose to hang a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the Oval Office: He sees himself as the political heir to the nation’s first populist president. Last week, on one day alone, President Trump reversed himself on closing the Export-Import Bank, labeling China a...
Apr 22, 2017 |

British lawmakers say high heel workplace ban is a step too far

Calls to introduce a law barring employers from requiring female employees to wear high heels at work were shot down by British Parliament Friday, which found that existing legislation was “adequate” in its scope to curtail workplace sexism.
Apr 22, 2017 |

A Mideast rivalry worth watching

At the heart of many Middle East conflicts lies a fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both now have leaders eager to win over young people with fundamental reform. For Saudis, that... Read More

Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning

John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the... Read More

How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people's rights, Investing in STEM education can aid development, Are citizens of a democracy obligated to vote?

"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of... Read More