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PTAs and bake sales: Why volunteering at your kid’s school does not make her smarter.

American parents show up at their children’s schools. A lot. Nearly nine out of 10 attended at least one PTA or other school meeting in the 2011–12 …

Getting into an elite school: Forget the consultants, don’t write about naked yoga.

With the new school year comes the frenzy of another admissions season, as students rabidly compete to get into the nation’s top schools. As the …

Obama’s Syria policy: The president’s real failure is not understanding how others hear his words.

Twenty-one years ago this summer, Bill Clinton was criss-crossing the United States, campaigning for president and denouncing the White House for its …

Female Writer Murdered in Afghanistan

Myanmar Junta's Laws Remain Amid Reforms

By Jared Ferrie and Aung Hla Tun<p>YANGON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - It was once the feared weapon of a military junta, ruthlessly deployed to restrict Myanmar's nascent Internet and throw journalists, students, monks and other political opponents behind bars.<p>The junta is gone, but the Electronic …

Grid Alternatives Combats Poverty by Installing Solar Arrays on Roofs of Low-Income Households

Defraying the cost of expensive green-energy system can help families lower their operating costs.<p>There’s a conundrum in the green energy world. …

SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

SunOven has developed an easily transportable solar oven that offers an effective way to cook off the grid. The oven can be used to bake bread in the …

US Law Enforcement Brothers Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking Extremely Powerful Guns To The Philippines

The complaint charges that between January 2009 and March 2013, the brothers leveraged their law enforcement credentials to obtain military-grade assault rifles, sniper rifles, and other high-powered weapons before selling them to overseas customers with the help of another brother who resides in …

Special Forces

Drones: Actually the Most Humane Form of Warfare Ever

How better targeting and surveillance can reduce the number of civilian casualties.<p>In this month's cover story, Mark Bowden's description of the drone operator's reaction -- one of shock and uncertainty -- to performing a specific mission clearly undermines the widely circulated but exceptionally …

Tiptoeing Out of the Closet: The History and Future of LGBT Rights in China

Chinese culture has grown more tolerant of homosexuality. But official recognition remains elusive.<p>Recent progress toward equal treatment of same-sex couples in the U.S. has sparked a wave of in-depth reporting on the fate of China's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Both …

Egypt denies entry to Yemeni Nobel laureate

Egyptian authorities have barred Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakul Karman from entering the country on Sunday and put her on a flight back to Dubai, security sources said.<p>State news agency MENA said Karman, who had previously announced her solidarity with supporters of deposed president Mohamed …

ABC Is Thinking About a Star Wars TV Show

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Star Wars franchise, now acquired by Disney, might become the basis of a new TV show as Disney …

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Inside US longest war as it rages on in the Afghan mountains<p>Europe battles wildfires amid massive heat wave<p>Heat wave, wildfires and a tunnel of love: …

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