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Another Catholic defends the historicity of Adam and Eve

When I was in Mississippi last week, I was once again given Catholicism as an example of a faith that has no problem with evolution. I politely …

Chinese President Xi Jinping Plans First State Visit To US Later This Year: Report

China’s President Xi Jinping is planning his first state visit to the United States later this year, Chinese state media reported Monday, adding that …

What the US needs to do to defeat ISIS

Iraqi Kurds are dissatisfied with the Obama administration's security assistance program. Kurds strongly support America's counter-terrorism goals, …

Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year

The number of immigrants deported from the U.S. fell sharply in the last year, a decline driven by the<p>Obamaadministration's struggle to handle the surge of Central American migrants and its continuing shift in deciding whom to deport.<p>The decrease was recorded even as the number of people caught …

Immigration

The last mile of equal rights is the hardest

You will be forgiven for concluding, after this week's headlines, that the past 50 years of progress on equal rights and discrimination have abruptly vanished. But this is different: These are the far tougher problems of the last lap.<p>Exhibit A involves race. Ferguson, Mo., is one of the 12 most …

Feminism

Associated Press News

Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book.<p>Look for "the good parts" — the sections of <i>Ulysses</i>, <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, <i>The Color Purple</i>, <i>Catch-22</i>, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i>, <i>Lolita</i>, the Harry Potter series, <i>Animal Farm</i>, <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> or <i>In the Night Kitchen</i> that …

Obama Administration Confident No Civilians Were Killed In Syrian Air Strikes

Some reports have begun to emerge that civilians were killed.<p>WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials emphasized Tuesday no civilians were killed during U.S,. air strikes in Syria, first tentatively in a televised Pentagon briefly, then much more strongly in an on background call, assuring …

Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

Reaction to President<p>Obama’s vow to “destroy” theIslamic Statemilitantgroup was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S. actions in the region.<p>In Baghdad, the office of Prime Minister …

Middle East

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …