A Syrian refugee child sits on the window of his family’s trailer home painted by refugee artists in a camp near Mafraq, Jordan.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
Syrian anti-government protesters march as part of an uprising against the country’s authoritarian regime, in Banias, Syria, April 17, 2011. The Arabic banner at center reads: ‘All of us would die for our country.’
On the eighth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, scholar Wendy Pearlman writes about the people who risked their lives and raised their voices to fight the oppressive rule of Bashar al-Assad.
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th congressional race.
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This is not the first time the district has dealt with a contested election. Last time, there was no redo.
Federal employees rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
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The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.
Will Congress avert another shutdown?
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With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is possible. Here's what it could mean for the economy.
Jeff Williams, chief operating officer of Apple, talks about the Apple Watch 4 and its ability to detect irregularities in heartbeat on Sept. 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California.
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As health care grows more digital, an array of health apps promise to track steps, count heartbeats and look at moles. But without more FDA oversight, could we be shooting ourselves in the foot?
Demonstran mahasiswa Indonesia mengangkat tangan mereka selama demonstrasi untuk memprotes pelaksanaan pemilihan umum di Jakarta tahun 2004.
Universitas tidak pernah menjadi arena netral yang bisa diisolir dari proses politik.
Indonesian student protesters raise their fists during a rally to protest against general elections in Jakarta in April 2004.
Universities are never a neutral ground that can be isolated from political processes.
The circadian rhythm is present in every single cell of your body, guided by the central clock that resides in the brain.
Everybody has a personal internal clock in their brain that dictates when we feel like eating, waking and sleeping. But what happens when our life doesn't match our body clock? And how do we read it?
A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat reading ‘NFL Owner’ – a nod to the fans’ public ownership of the franchise.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
Lies can help a political campaign be successful.
While Donald Trump's election may seem to US voters to present unprecedented questions of legitimacy, such questions were first asked more than a century ago, in an election that turned on bicycles.
When asked, only nine percent of Americans say it’s a bad thing. But could more biases lurk beneath the survey data?
Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Ken Moody and Robert Sherman' (1984). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1993.
More interracial couples are appearing on TV and in advertising. But is media exposure enough to change attitudes?
The Oberlin rescuers, with Simeon Bushnell and Charles Langston 9th and 12th from the left.
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Two men were convicted in 1859 of violating the Fugitive Slave Act. They had rescued a runaway slave from slave hunters in Ohio, one of the small acts of resistance that led to the Civil War.
Hurricane Irma demolished Sint Maarten in the Dutch Antilles, in September 2017. The island has yet to recover.
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Corruption has made hurricane Caribbean countries' recovery less efficient and more expensive, new research shows. Misuse of funds may also trigger more disaster-related deaths.
Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape.
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Dehumanizing insults have become more common in political discourse. Psychology research has shown that they can prime us for violence – and even change our brains.
Many associate entrepreneurship with youth – like Mark Zuckerberg, who famously started Facebook as a student at Harvard.
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Most people think of entrepreneurship as a young person's game. But the highest-growth firms in the US come from entrepreneurs who are 45 years old.
Night owls, or people who have a hard time waking up in the morning, face health risks as a result.
Pity the poor night owls of the world, who already must adjust to a life that doesn't align with their natural sleep patterns. Now it appears that being a night owl even raises the risk of death.
President Lincoln was represented by a lawyer who didn’t vote for him
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President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Spring, Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
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Despite strong evidence that human activities have altered the climate, not everyone sees the risks. New research explains why some people seem blind to the signs of climate change.
The Lincoln Monument was a casualty of the last shutdown, in 2013.
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The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.