Elizabeth

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This is how the Syrian refugee screening process actually works

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many in the GOP say they are concerned that a terrorist could slip into the country by posing as an asylum seeker, an argument that President Obama and other Democrats reject.<p>All refugees taken in by the U.S. undergo extensive background checks. The small …

9 Fantastic Poets Who Really Love The Internet

When tweeting meets the art of verse.<p>A recent article in The New York Times, cleverly titled “Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral,” highlights a bevy of young writers who use Instagram, Tumblr and other outlets to garner audiences for their creative pursuit of choice: the …

Ecuador, How To Attack Democracy And Fly Below The Radar

<i>-Op-Ed-</i><p><b>BOGOTA</b> — Perhaps no case is more emblematic of the Ecuadoran government's particular brand of below-the-radar political repression than the …

Arbitration panel orders Ecuador to pay $1 bln to Occidental: Correa

In 2012, the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ordered Ecuador to pay $1.77 billion which led Correa's government to appeal.<p>(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Editing by Chris Reese)

Reinvent the toilet, save the world? Ecuador is betting on it.

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — The composting toilet is adorable; all cheery plastic curves in a bright Smurf blue. It seems to belong in a playhouse.<p>Outside, roosters strut and crow, pigs snort and snuffle in their cinderblock pens, and a gaggle of children race around the countryside east of Guayaquil, …

Amazon Publishing Announces the Little A Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN)--Today, Amazon Publishing announced a call for submissions for the Little A Poetry Contest, dedicated to the …

Bill Gates Dismisses Free Market's Ability To Counter Climate Change Because The Private Sector Is 'Inept'

Why is climate change proving such a difficult problem to counter? According to Bill Gates, it because the private sector is “inept.” In an interview …

NPR Special Coverage: Does Climate Change Matter?

<b>Expansive Look at Key Environmental Issues Leading Up to the Paris U.N. Climate Change Conference</b><p><i>Multiplatform Coverage Starts Nov. 4 and Continues Through mid-December</i><p>November 2, 2015; Washington, D.C. – The United Nations is trying to get nearly 200 countries to agree on a plan to fight global …

My First Time: Lincoln Michel

<b>My First Time</b> is a regular feature in which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first …