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On Saturday, at 2:08 A.M. local time, an American AC-130 began to bomb a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), in Kunduz, Afghanistan. According to accounts from doctors and nurses, the air strike continued for more than an hour, in fifteen-minute waves. The hospital …Hospitals
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves.
To be happy, to …Religion
In all of our minds, the word “Orwellian” conjures up a certain kind of setting: a vast, fixed bureaucracy; a dead-eyed public forced into gray, …Cool Stuff
When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who …TED Talks
"It literally makes me sick to . . . to realize: We did that?"
Laurie Anderson, no stranger to storytelling or feats of artsy ambition, is preparing a momentous multimedia work about a subject as pointed and political as they come: the story of a long-suffering detainee from Guantanamo Bay. Under …Laurie Anderson
Earlier this week, NASA uploaded an incredible treasure trove of images to a new gallery on Flickr: unprocessed photographs from all of the manned …Moon Missions
“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”
“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …Western Philosophy
Paris’s “day without cars” last week led to such a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution that the mayor’s office is now planning more vehicle-free days in the French capital.
Airparif, which measures city pollution levels, said levels of nitrogen dioxide dropped by up to 40% in parts of the …Paris
Foo Fighters added the opener of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' to their list of cover songs in Austin, Texas. Continue reading…Foo Fighters
The morning after.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world…
"This is why we have to crack down hard. When you have a culture of violence in any country, it can be used as an excuse. It radicalises people. "It means we have to continually work for peace." The gunman who shot at least …Guns
Update: Richard Glossip’s execution was delayed on Wednesday afternoon by thirty-seven days because of questions concerning the chemicals used for lethal injection.
If the Supreme Court abolishes the death penalty soon, which Justice Antonin Scalia said, last week, that he “wouldn’t be surprised” to …Death Penalty
Because Congress failed to renew it
(WASHINGTON) — A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.
For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, …Government
Her letter about corporate fealty masquerading as research led to the resignation of a Brookings scholar
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren singled out a Brookings Institution scholar for writing a paper that would benefit his corporate benefactors, but instead of contesting the charges, the …Democrats
In his impassioned address in the wake of Thursday's horrible shooting at an Oregon community college, President Obama issued a challenge to the …Guns
Europeans do weird things with American folk music. Sometimes they do horrible things, like the 1994 techno rendition of traditional country song …Ronnie James Dio
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When I first flew over Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in March, 2004, I saw a lush, Eden-like …Mozambique
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This week, one.org is promoting #PrayerForEveryone, a global interfaith campaign to draw awareness to the Global Goals For …Religion
Republicans' use of the House Benghazi Committee as a political weapon to affect the 2016 presidential election is "deeply distressing" and dishonors …Hillary Clinton
Earlier this month, we featured Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play Salome as illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley in 1894. Though Beardsley’s short life and …Edgar Allan Poe