Laura Isaza

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Myanmar is far from the democracy Obama wants it to be

When President Barack Obama visited Myanmar in 2012, the first time a sitting United States president had been to the country, he had hope and change …

Ferguson authorities urge calm as anxiety mounts over pending grand jury decision

Authorities urged people in Ferguson, Missouri, to “calm down” on Wednesday, as anxiety mounted over the coming decision of a grand jury that is considering criminal charges against the police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.<p>As the region braced for potential unrest if …

What the U.S.-China Climate Change Pact Is Really About

With great pollution comes great responsibility. China has begun to acknowledge it. The U.S. is raising a glass in support -- even as it battles its …

The Netherlands unveils world's first solar bicycle path

The Netherlands has unveiled the world's first solar bike path, a revolutionary project to harvest the sun's energy that could eventually also be …

Landrieu pushes Keystone vote in bid to boost energy industry, runoff chances

Sen. Mary Landrieu is looking for a win-win, as she pushes for a Senate vote to approve the long-delayed Keystone pipeline in a bid to deliver a victory for the energy industry -- and for herself, in a tough runoff election next month.<p>The senator is facing Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy after being …

Startups in Nike-backed accelerator put girls first in fight against global poverty

SAN FRANCISCO — For the past two weeks, ten companies have been consulting with mentors, growing their business models and collaborating with one …

California leads by example on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. and China turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most …

Narrowing The Gender Gap In The VC World

A recent book about Silicon Valley’s glaring gender gap takes a refreshing approach to telling the story. <i>Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology</i> offers crowd-sourced accounts, experiences and perspectives of women in technology by women in technology. I’d like to continue the thread by …

Income inequality: We're finally talking seriously about that slippery brass ring

A few weeks ago, as the Occupy Wall Street protests were first spreading, something amazing happened: For 10 whole seconds, the local reporter on my …

Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas.<p>The nation's highest court denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. The state constitution includes a provision banning gay marriage, …

Redskins owner sues Native Americans who testified on racism to Trademark Office

Having lost his trademark over its overt racism, Daniel Snyder has taken the unusual step of suing the five Native American people who testified …