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How much is an Afghan life worth to the US military? That depends

Six months later, another Afghan father was given $10,000 by the U.S. military after his child, also a civilian, was killed in an American-led military operation in the same province.<p>And 68-year-old Haji Allah Dad lost 20 relatives, including his brother and sister-in-law, in a U.S. and Afghan …

The Week in Review: WikiLeaks Releases CIA Documents

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published thousands of documents this week, revealing top U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacking secrets.<p>Released Tuesday, the documents in “Year Zero” are said to be the first disclosure of many in a series dubbed “Vault 7″ that uncovers a global hacking …

Security

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 6, 2017)

Health care. Immigration. Security. These common policy themes throughout the Donald Trump administration all received increased attention this week. Republicans on Capitol Hill rolled out a new plan for Obamacare, an altered immigration order was released by the White House and national security …

Donald Trump

Ninja Writers Academy: A is For Active Voice, Action, and Acts

A is For Active Voice, Action, and Acts<p>The ABCs of Fiction Writing<p>I thought it would be fun to do a Ninja Writer Academy series: The ABCs of Fiction …

Grammar Shorts: 'The Proper Use of Italics and Over-Emphasizing' | Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

“Grammar to a writer is to a mountaineer a good pair of hiking boots or, more precisely, to a deep-sea diver an oxygen tank.” ― <b>A.A. Patawaran</b><p>Have you …

Creative Writing

'Beyond Curie' Wants to Introduce You to Female Scientists You May Not Have Heard of

While conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease as a student at Columbia University, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya had an epiphany: she realized that the majority of scientists have a problem communicating the importance of the work they do.<p>“As a scientist I really wasn’t equipped to do that, and I set …

What Millennials Can Learn From Albert Einstein

Many younger people only know of Albert Einstein through t-shirts with his wacky hair and tongue sticking out, or through one-off events that center around his intellectual achievements, like last year’s celebration for the 100th anniversary of his General Theory of Relativity.<p>Yet Einstein is more …

Syrian Kurds say Russia to build base in Afrin

Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in agreement with the Syrian-Kurdish YPG armed group that controls the area and will train fighters, a YPG spokesman said on Monday.<p>The agreement with Russia was concluded on Sunday and Russian troops have already arrived at the village of …

What you need to know about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Over the weekend, the Italian coastguard rescued around 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya. Here's a summary of the latest data on refugees and …

Thousands of underground ‘gas bubbles’ are about to explode – leaving huge holes in the ground

Huge bulges have appeared in the ground in Siberia – and scientists believe that up to 7,000 could be about to explode.<p>The ‘bubbles’ are thought to …