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An Iconic Photograph of an Assassination Is the World Press Photo of the Year

Jonathan Bachman—Reuters, Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Singles.<p>Vadim Ghirda—Associated Press, Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Singles<p>Daniel …

25 Great Books by Refugees in America

One way to regard the refugees in the news these frenzied past few days is as potential Americans, individuals and families escaping bad situations who imagine themselves building new lives here. What these particular refugees could become in this country, and how they could contribute to our …

Literature

Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters

The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world's oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity.<p>But the Mariana Trench is polluted.<p>At its deepest — about 7 miles down — the water in the trench is near freezing. The pressure would crush …

Newcastle University

A paying Mar-a-Lago member took photos of Trump being briefed on North Korea — and posted them to Facebook

The meeting was conducted in the open, in front of members of the club, with cellphone lights pointing toward sensitive documents. The decision-making about responding to North Korea was "on full view to fellow diners," CNN reported.<p>"Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Chief …

Trump blames Chicago crime on gang members 'not even legally in our country'

President Donald Trump again highlighted violence in Chicago on Wednesday, asserting that many of the city's problems are caused by gang members — "many of whom are not even legally in our country."<p>Trump, addressing a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs, urged them to "turn in" bad actors to …

100 evangelical leaders sign ad denouncing Trump's refugee ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of evangelical leaders, including at least one from each state, have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees, urging him to reconsider his executive order and welcome people fleeing persecution and violence.<p>On …

Immigration

Facebook Is Making It Easier to Find Help After An Emergency

Facebook’s Safety Check feature makes it possible for users to let friends and family know that they’re safe after an incident has occurred in their …

Ethics Experts Find Holes In Trump's Firewall Against Conflicts

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in November, questions have been raised about the lease he signed to operate a luxury hotel in the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C.<p>The lease specifically says the lease holder cannot be a federal elected official. So critics repeatedly have …

Donald Trump

Turkish-led forces advance into outskirts of Syrian city | Reuters

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have captured the outskirts of the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab in northern Syria, the Turkish government and rebel sources said on Wednesday.<p>The advance threatens an important Islamic State stronghold, whose fall would …

Middle East

Trump doubles down on his tough talk on crime

President Donald Trump doubled down on his portrayal of America as a country besieged by crime on Wednesday, despite statistics that suggest otherwise, echoing his campaign pledge to be a “law and order” president.<p>Speaking before the Major Cities Chiefs Association on Wednesday morning, Trump used …

Donald Trump

Trump blasts retailer Nordstrom, raising new concern on business ties | Reuters

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - (This February 8 story has been refiled to show HSN Inc has dropped Trump Home products, but sells Trump presidential memorabilia in paragraph 21. It did not sell Ivanka Trump products.)<p>President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday …

Donald Trump

Yemen reviews deadly U.S. raid on al-Qaeda, but stops short of issuing ban

Yemen’s top diplomat said the country has called for a “reassessment” of a Jan. 28 raid that left multiple civilians and a U.S. service member dead, but Yemen did not issue an outright ban on future American-led missions, a report said Wednesday.<p>The statement by Yemen’s foreign minister, …

National Security

Pope Francis appears to criticize Trump's Mexico border wall plan

The pontiff did not directly refer to Donald Trump’s plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico, but made a thinly veiled criticism of it<p>Pope Francis has made a thinly veiled criticism of the policies of Donald Trump, saying societies should build bridges not walls to encourage …

Christianity

Fake Vigils Honor Victims Of Kellyanne Conway's Made-Up Bowling Green Massacre

"Never remember, always forget!"<p>Protesters held fake vigils on Friday night to honor the victims of the “Bowling Green Massacre” that never actually happened.<p>They gathered outside the Bowling Green subway station in New York City, waving signs and chanting slogans including “Never remember, always …

Donald Trump

Indonesian women being radicalised into would-be suicide bombers – report

Indonesia is being urged to tackle an increasing threat of would-be female terrorists who are being spurred on via social media to engage in extremist Islamist networks.<p>The growth of social media and a change of attitude by Islamic State leaders has led to women becoming more active in jihadist …

Extremism

Kenya’s voter registration rocked by fraud claims

Tensions surround ongoing voter registration in Kenya. The ruling Jubilee coalition and the opposition are accusing each other of fraud. DW spoke to …

After 24 years, arrests made in horrific L.A. fire that killed 10, including 7 children

In a major break in a 24-year-old case, Los Angeles police have arrested several suspects in a fire that swept through a Westlake apartment building crowded with Latino immigrants, killing 10 people, including seven children.<p>Several law enforcement sources told The Times on Saturday that three …

Crime

Police find weapons parts, ammunition during raid on 'Reichsbürger' extremist

Police in the German state of Lower Saxony have searched the property of a so-called "Reichsbürger." The extremist grouping has gained support in …

Florida heroin bust reveals something bizarre: Drugs covered in Donald Trump’s face

Heroin, like cocaine and marijuana, seems to inspire an endless supply of monikers once the drug hits the streets.<p>In case you needed a refresher, there’s “dope,” “smack,” “China white,” “brown sugar,” “Mexican mud,” “black tar,” “horse,” “snowball,” and “Big H,” just to name a few.<p>Florida law …

Donald Trump