Voodoo believers walk during the annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede at Cite Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Voodoo is often seen as a practice involving magic. In Haiti, Voodoo is a religion born out of the struggle of slaves. And today, it is used as a form of healing and protection.
Scratching is a natural behavior for cats.
Have a cat who just loves to scratch? Declawing is a major surgery that comes with serious long-term side effects – and it might not solve the problem anyway.
The U.S. gives out relatively strong sentences compared to other western democracies.
The US is unique in its criminal punishment policies – as the recent sentencing of neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. demonstrates.
This term ‘jihad’ can include various forms of nonviolent struggles: for instance, the struggle to become a better person.
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Violent radicals are often described as jihadists. A scholar explains what the word means and why those using the word to justify terrorism are often misrepresenting their sources.
Sluggish jobs growth may compel Federal Reserve Board Chair Powell to take action.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Lee was able to communicate that disability is a part of humanity – not separate from it.
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Lee, who is blind and autistic, upended the assumption, held by many, that people with disabilities lack rich interior lives.
Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
The WTO’s home in Geneva.
A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
President Donald Trump holds up an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants.
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
A detective holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014)
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The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’
If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
Missionary nuns in a Congolese military camp in 1960.
AP Photo/Horst Faas
The term refers to passages in the Christian gospels, in which Jesus urges his apostles to make 'disciples of all nations.' Later, it became a prime motivator of missionary efforts.
A police officer and an onlooker embrace after a car bomb killed 21 soldiers in Bogotá, Colombia, on Jan. 17, 2019.
A 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas was supposed to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. But a deadly car bomb in Bogotá shows that armed insurgents still threaten the South American country.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
A TSA employee visits a food pantry.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
In these cases, what matters is how much pressure an employer puts on their employee to do the work.
John C. Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group, died in January.
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
Researchers studied whether subtly being exposed to different colors could change tipping behavior.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
Wounded Knee Memorial at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
AP Photo/Russell Contreras
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history, when in 1890 the US military shot and killed 146 unarmed men, women and children in South Dakota.
For many Muslim women, a hijab is a way of expressing resistance.
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Hijab is not simply about religion – women wear it for a variety of reasons.