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Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and it doesn't work. Yet at the end of the Obama era, and the dawn of Trump's, isolation is as widely used as ever in the American penal …

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, despite a flurry of last minute legal appeals and pleas for …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

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The Week in Review: Jolie’s Choice Sparks Health Conversation

Actress, filmmaker and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt opened up this week about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a preventive measure, in an op-ed in The New York Times, setting off a national conversation about health.<p>Jolie Pitt lost her grandmother, mother and aunt to …

How the NYT Masks Hinduphobia with Science

<i>The New York Times recently featured a story in which NYT South Asia correspondent, Gardiner Harris conflates India's serious problem of open defecation with Hinduism. Hindu American Foundation co-founder and member of its Board of Directors, Aseem R. Shukla, MD, offers the following response and</i> …

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times ' Sewage Problem

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.<p>After being told for several years now that Hinduism is to blame for …

Remarks on Muslims by Pravin Togadia, VHP, trigger new controversy

File pic of VHP leader Pravin Togadia<p><b>Bhavnagar, Gujarat:</b> On camera, at a gathering in a house in Bhavnagar in Gujarat, Pravin Togadia is seen …

India Swerves to the Right

NEW DELHI -- The world may soon have to contend with a new Indian prime minister who is poles apart from the one it has known for the past decade. All opinion polls and media reports from the field indicate victory for the National Democratic Alliance led by the Hindu nationalist right wing …

India's Women-Friendly Gun Renews Debate Over Self-Defense Against Rape

In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexual violence.<p>Made by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory, the gun is named Nirbheek or "Fearless" in Hindi, a synonym of Nirbhaya, the nickname given to the young woman whose fatal …

I am scared of people's expectations, says Arvind Kejriwal

In an exclusive interview, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said he does not know whether he will succeed or fail in running the government.

Miley Cyrus Defends Introducing Joe Jonas to Weed

Miley Cyrus defended introducing Joe Jonas to pot when they were teenagers, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, “If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to …

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Thailand: Clashes as government compromise is rejected

Amid fresh clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok, special security measures have been extended for a further two months.<p>Demonstrators have again tried to stop the registration of candidates for Thailand’s early election in February. They tried to storm a sports stadium in …

Antarctic expedition scientists trapped in ice

A team of scientists and members of the public who have been retracing the footsteps of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911 have become trapped in heavy ice a few miles from the coast of Antarctica.<p>Passengers aboard the ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, were informed on Christmas …

Grandparents scrimp, save – and still want to splurge on grandchildren

Grandparents may cut back on their holiday party treats, throw a little less tinsel on the tree and recycle last year's holiday outfit, but they don't want to stop indulging their grandchildren.<p>“People will do a lot of things for their children. They will do anything for their grandchildren,” said …

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Delhi polls effect: 180 Punekars sign up as Aam Aadmis in 2 hours

Supporters make a beeline at the AAP meeting held at SM Joshi Hall in Navi Peth yesterday to become members.<p><b>Pune:</b> After a dynamic performance that …

Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp

<b>Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton (AP/Ron Edmonds/Reuters/Joshua Roberts/AP/Stephan Savoia/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: Calamity<p>Joan Walsh<p>December 15, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>2013 is the year many …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Ambassador Kennedy: A star is born

Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse.<p>The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obama’s ambassador in Japan. And if the …