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Turkey's Dams Will Run Iraqi Marshes Dry

BASRA, Iraq — Jassim al-Asadi was born 56 years ago in a boat at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Back then, vast wetlands covered one-fifth of Iraq, sustaining a unique culture of marsh-dwelling Arabs that fish the waters and live among the reeds.<p>Al-Asadi remembers ferrying …

Middle East

Chris Christie isn’t “post-partisan” on LGBT rights

The N.J. governor may be trying to craft a “post-partisan” national image. But on marriage, he’s in a bitter fight<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be lauded in the national press as being more concerned with results than politics, but right now he's locked in a highly divisive, partisan battle in …

Battle of Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

China orders children to visit their aging parents

China has put into effect a law requiring grown children to visit their parents, though enforcement seems questionable.<p>BEIJING — China has for centuries prided itself on tight-knit families bound by filial piety, a Confucian concept that requires children to respect and take care of their parents …

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

Health Care