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Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

A Bengal Tiger Wandered Into a Residential Neighborhood and Attacked a Dog

Authorities in Georgia were forced to kill a Bengal tiger Wednesday after it turned up in a residential neighborhood and started attacking a dog.<p>The …

Bengal

Modi’s visit will boost diplomatic ties: minister

“One-sided accusations regarding current affairs on our western border are believed by many countries in their communities. They are blaming our …

How Americanisms are killing the English language

A book released this year claims that Americanisms will have completely absorbed the English language by 2120. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>So it turns out I can no longer speak English. This was the alarming realisation foisted upon me by Matthew Engel’s witty, cantankerous yet nonetheless …

Language

Their lives were transformed by DACA. Here’s what will happen if it disappears.

A former waiter, born in El Salvador, now writes code for a U.S. Navy contractor. A young man from South Korea is using the money he makes selling pastries to help pay for community college. And a psychology major from Ecuador, who feared she’d be stuck babysitting all her life, now plans to earn a …

Immigration
Extreme Weather
Africa

Current Event Reflection Exemplars 2016.docx

Current Event Reflection Exemplars These reflections have received high grades and should be used as a model for the expectations of this on-going …

Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

<b>A senior executive of the company which owns a flood-damaged chemical plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston says more fires and possibly explosions are expected at the site.</b><p>Arkema's Richard Rennard said people should stay away from the area as more chemicals could degrade and combust.<p>But he …

Trump Says U.S. Is Paying ‘Extortion Money’ to North Korea

North Korea

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Revolutionary Period (1764-1789)

British general Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga in the American Revolution<p>Defending the Colonies against attack by the French and others had cost …

Flipboards - Geography, with Mr. Barnes

Nine UN peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush

Nine United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in Mali in the deadliest attack yet on the UN mission to the West African country, a spokesman for the mission said.<p>The convoy of the peacekeepers, who were from Niger, were attacked in an ambush on Friday and came under fire from heavily armed …