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Iran and the white man's burden | Iran

Nothing is more frustrating than one of your own calling for war on people from your ancestral homeland.<p>If there is one thing I learned about Iran's presidential election, it is the existence of the White Man's Burden amongst some in the Iranian Diaspora community: Iranian-Americans thousands of …

Reggie Watts's top ten stand-up comedians

Next up in our wildly popular ‘comedian’s comedians’ series is psychedelic musical American stand-up Reggie Watts. If you haven’t seen the New York …

Undocumented Youth Infiltrates Another Immigrant Detention Center

When I spoke with Claudia Muñoz two weeks ago, she said she was tired of fearing the moment when authorities might arbitrarily place her in …

Immigration

The Cultural Fight for Guns

One of the oddities of the gun-control debate—apart from ours being the only country that really has one—is that the gun side basically gave up on serious arguments about safety or self-defense or anything else a while ago. The old claims about the million—or was it two million? It kept …

What We Want Is the Head of the Friar

Last week, a young man came to the doors of the Seventy-Two, a shelter for migrants in Tenosique, Mexico, to deliver a message from a local offshoot of the Zetas, Mexico’s most vicious organized-crime group. “What we want is the head of the friar who is in charge of all this,” the man said. “We are …

Syria in Ruins

While much of the world's attention focuses on a possible war with North Korea, the war currently being fought in Syria grinds on. March of 2013 was a month of grim milestones in Syria. It marked two years since the start of hostilities; the number of war refugees passed one million; and it was was …

Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The itHouse is a design system developed by Taalman Koch that utilizes a series of components …

Alan Simpson: Social Security Is Like a "Milk Cow with 310 Million Tits!"

<i>Updated with Simpson's apology and calls for his dismissal from Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio.</i><p>Liberals and groups in favor of preserving …

Retirement

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/mar/30/mike-brodie-juvenile-train-rider-photos-in-pictures<p>720<p>Mike Brodie was 18 when he started …

Week in Photos: March 30, 2013

Lens<p>From customers mobbing a Cyprus bank to a Puget Sound landslide, see the week’s most striking images.<p>03.30.13 5:00 AM ET<p>Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

24 hours in pictures

Germany outraged over NGO raids in Russia | DW | 29.03.2013

"What's happening there is weakening Russia and is particularly detrimental to its claim to be a world power," Andreas Schockenhoff, Germany's …

Russia

'Failed states' represent a global challenge | DW | 29.03.2013

Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan, and more recently Mali and the Central African Republic, are symbols of chaos, violence and failure. These …

Africa

Violent clashes injure protesters in several Egyptian cities | DW | 29.03.2013

At least 10 people were injured during clashes Friday, the state news agency MENA reported. In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, nine people were …

Protest

Game archiving faces challenges as technology evolves, digital-only media prevails, say experts

Preserving video games presents an unique challenge: while physical products deteriorate over time, newer games are increasingly made digital-only and technology rapidly evolves, how do we archive them?<p>Speaking at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, a panel of industry personnel, professors …

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Is 'Game of Thrones' Escapist Enough?

<i>Sean Bean plays Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark in the HBO series</i> Game of Thrones<i>. (AP Photo/HBO, Nick Briggs)</i><p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is a pageant of a show, all …

TV Series

New Voter Suppression Efforts Prove the Voting Rights Act Is Still Needed

<i>So far this year, fifty-five new voting restrictions have been proposed, including bills requiring government-issued photo ID in many states. (AP</i> …

Obama's Crackdown on Whistleblowers

<i>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</i> <br>In the annals of national security, the Obama administration will long be remembered for its unprecedented …

The Dark Side of DNA Evidence

<i>A DNA analyst processes evidence. (AP Photo/Marshall University, Alex Wilson)</i><p>On February 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in <i>Maryland v. …

Howard University

'We Were Handcuffing Kids For No Reason': Stop-And-Frisk Goes On Trial

<i>Protestors rally near the federal courthouse where the class-action lawsuit Floyd v. City of New York is being argued. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig.)</i><p>On …

Justice

Syrian rebels 'seize' key town near Jordan

Syrian rebels have seized an important town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a UK-based watchdog says.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Friday that 10 civilians, including a child, were killed in fighting for Dael, …

North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …

S Africa says Mandela's condition 'improved'

The condition of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government has said, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia.<p>"Former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said …

Turkish aid groups struggle to help in Syria

Turkey is restricting the flow of aid to Syria by allowing only two organisations to cross the border.<p>The two groups recently travelled to Aleppo to distribute aid to thousands.<p>Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports Reyhanli, Tukey.

Armed men attack Pakistan school

Armed men in Pakistan have killed the headmaster of a Karachi school and injured at least six people, including four school girls and two teachers.<p>Saturday's shooting in the port city of Karachi was carried out by two attackers. Authorities have yet to declare a motive.<p>Witnesses said the men on a …