Alicia Moreno

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2.5 million Burmese support a measure to restrict marriage between Muslims and Buddhists

Here’s one way to fail at integrating Myanmar’s Muslim minority: don’t let them marry into the larger community. A Buddhist monk in Myanmar is calling on the government to bar Buddhist women from marrying Muslims without the consent of their parents and local officials.<p>According to the monk, U …

James 'Whitey' Bulger case: Would-be Boston witness Stephen Rakes dies

<b>A Boston man has died a day after learning he would not have his time in court against alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.</b><p>Stephen Rakes, 59, was said to have been eager to take the stand against the man he accused of forcing him to sell his liquor store in 1984.<p>Rakes was found dead in a Boston …

Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City

Looking crisp and official in his khaki-colored sheriff's department polo shirt, Steve Steinhardt says Sheboygan, Wis., is a pretty good place to be a director of emergency services.<p>"Nothing bad happens here," he says, knocking on wood. Unless, that is, you count the tuberculosis outbreak that …

Judge refuses to drop 'aiding the enemy' charge in Bradley Manning trial

The judge presiding over the court martial of the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has declined to throw out the main charge against him - that he …

Convicted ex-CIA chief arrested in Panama

A former CIA station chief, convicted in Italy of kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric, has been arrested in Panama, Italian and Panamanian officials have said.<p>Robert Seldon Lady, the former CIA chief in Milan, entered Panama, crossed the border into Costa Rica and was sent back to Panama where he …

Senate Fails To Detonate 'Nuclear Option'

Democrats had been preparing to change Senate rules on filibusters to push through President Obama's nominations to executive branch positions. Republicans agreed to allow votes on five nominations, and Democrats agreed to replace two particularly contentious names with others.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID …

JFK’s crisis of faith

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Months before he died, President Kennedy lost his newborn son, Patrick. Here’s the story you don’t know<p>Thurston Clarke<p>July 17, 2013 11:28am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from JFK’s Last Hundred Days<p>Few presidents have been as religiously observant yet reluctant to discuss their faith. He never raised …

WikiLeaks, the Movie (Trailer)

Starring Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, The Fifth Estate could powerfully change public opinion when it comes out in October.<p>Disney's DreamWorks Studios. Benedict Cumberbatch. "Truth, justice, the American way."<p>Set for October 11 release, <i>The Fifth Estate</i> looks like a must-see …

JOHN OLIVER: The Senate's 'Nuclear Option' Dust-Up Is The 'World's Most Boring Jerry Bruckheimer Movie'

Oliver cowered in fear over the supposed "nuclear option." That was until he learned that, practically, it would just have been a rules change that would allow Cabinet nominees to be voted on in a simple majority-vote setting — or, as he put it, a "simple change in parliamentary procedure."<p>"This is …

Will Snowden Cause 2014 Olympic Boycott?

Key senator has called for a boycott of the Sochi games if Snowden receives asylum in Russia.

Governors Gone Wild

Mitch Daniels is now President of Purdue University. But back when he was Governor of Indiana he was determined to eliminate filth and liberal …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great photos at festivals

The spectacle, colour and crowds that are the hallmarks of festivals around the world make them a great photographic subject. People dress up in …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

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