Nothing demonstrates our reliance on each other like a highly contagious disease.
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A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke’s theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.
Two women in late February at a Paterson, N.J. shelter for women who have suffered domestic violence.
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Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.
Long time there: U.S. troops maneuver around the central part of the Baghran river valley as they search for remnants of Taliban and al-Qaida forces on Feb. 24, 2003.
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The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country’s women are uniquely at risk.
Beverly Cleary’s beloved characters, including Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, have enthralled readers for decades.
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Beverly Cleary once said that her fans love Ramona ‘because she does not learn to be a better girl.’
The pandemic has made it difficult for trans people to support one another in person, or celebrate important physical changes with friends.
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Trans Day of Visibility, celebrated March 31, is a day to honor the trans community and counter transphobia.
Arus jet bisa mempengaruhi seberapa lama suatu penerbangan pesawat.
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Ketika pesawat terbang dari timur ke barat, mereka melawan aliran udara yang disebut arus jet. Arus ini dapat membuat penerbanganmu semakin lama atau pendek, tergantung ke arah mana kamu pergi.
A mural depicting Pope Francis on a concrete wall around the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, in preparation for the pontiff’s visit,
The events that followed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq started a cycle of violence against the country’s minority Christian population. The pope’s visit is meant to bring some ‘healing and comfort.’
Racial justice demonstrations became much more frequent in 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Professors explained how the topics they research are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice in real time and as history unfolded.
The jet stream can have a big impact on how long a plane ride will last.
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
Taliban militants and Afghan civilians celebrate the signing of a peace deal with the United States on March 2.
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Because the Taliban’s insurgency is so well financed, the Afghan government must spend enormous sums on war, too. A peace accord would free up funds for basic services, economic development and more.
Ever since a 1904 revolt against the smallpox vaccine, Brazil has run extremely successful vaccination programs.
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A 1904 revolt against mandatory smallpox inoculation taught Brazilian health officials a deadly lesson on how to vaccinate a skeptical public. Today President Bolsonaro seems to ignore that history.
US deputy marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges outside William Frantz Public School in New Orleans in 1960.
Is the public education that Ruby Bridges fought to integrate a relic of the past?
Smart or unethical? What does philosophy say about avoiding taxes?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks with the Afghan government, Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020.
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In February, the US signed an accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now Taliban insurgents are meeting with the Afghan government – but peace remains an uncertain outcome.
Afghan security personnel inspect the rubble of Afghanistan’s intelligence services building after a car bomb blast claimed by the Taliban killed at least 11 people, July 13, 2020.
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In February, the US signed an historic accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now violence in the country is up and peace talks with the government are delayed yet again.
Does college hold the answer to police violence?
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When it comes to making law enforcement professionals less likely to resort to use of force, higher education goes a long way, research shows.
A 2005 presidential election poster of then-President Hosni Mubarak that said: ‘70 million Egyptian Muslims and Christians say yes to Mubarak.’
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Mubarak used his relationship with the Copts to receive support for his rule, but he did not build institutions that could guarantee Christians constitutional rights.
A Christian pilgrim prays at the historic Deyruzzaferan monastery in Mardin, in southeastern Turkey,
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The percentage of Christians in Turkey declined from nearly 25% in 1914 to less than 0.5% today. Their future looks even more uncertain in today’s political climate.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, watching the installation of a menorah outside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
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On top of the rising number of violent acts and vandalism incidents, American Jews are dealing with microagressions and prejudice that take a toll on their lives.
Citing scripture and church teachings, ever more Christians are pushing progressive policy positions based in their faith.
The religious right may have dominated US politics for decades, but progressive Christians are growing louder in their faith-based opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration policies.