Hector Cervantes Alvarado

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Why the U.S. Allowed a Convoy of ISIS Fighters to Go Free

Needing to relieve himself, the man stepped out of a bus into the night air of the Syrian desert.<p>The bus was part of a convoy carrying 300 Islamic State fighters that had been stuck there for days, prevented by American bombers from moving forward and prevented by the presence of women and children …

Middle East

Conservatives Recoil at Trump’s Accommodation With Democrats Over DACA

WASHINGTON — President Trump came under withering attack on Thursday from some of his strongest supporters, who were outraged and unforgiving about his decision to set aside, for now, a fight over building the border wall he has long promised as part of a deal with Democrats on legislation to …

Roman Ruins Discovered Underwater in Tunisia

Historians have long speculated about an epic disaster that leveled a city and killed thousands. But there's been little evidence to support that …

Associated Press News

Trump threatened to bury his DACA decision. He put neon lights on it, instead.

By Callum Borchers<p>Reporter<p>Maybe he was just messing with the media.<p>President Trump on Friday told reporters that he would announce a decision on an Obama-era immigration program “sometime today or over the weekend,” raising the prospect of another White House news dump. A short time later, however, …

Trump locks America into its forever war

By Fareed Zakaria<p>Columnist<p>There is surely no greater sign of the bankruptcy of U.S. foreign policy than its Afghanistan policy. After more than 15 years of war and the deployment of hundreds of thousands of troops, a new president entered the Oval Office poised to fundamentally change that policy. …

Nation-Building

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

Associated Press News

Thailand Suspends Exports of Seahorses

Changing Planet<p>Set foot in any beach town and you might see paintings of seahorses hanging in a restaurant or plastic seahorse toys sold in stores. The mythical creatures are used as symbols of marine life around the world.<p>Seahorses, easily recognized by their necks and long-snouted, horse-like …