Julie Castro

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10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

Prop. 8 and DOMA: The road to gay marriage

• Courts and the Judiciary<p>In Prop. 8 ruling's wake, initiative sponsors take protective steps<p>Mar 08, 2014 | 7:08 PM<p>Family<p>In San Francisco, a weekend of gay weddings at City Hall<p>Jun 29, 2013 | 9:10 PM<p>Elections<p>Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage<p>Jun 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM<p>Family<p>Prop 8: Gay …

LGBTQ

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Promises Big Investment, Not Just Free Shoes

TOMS founder and chief shoe-giver Blake Mycoskie is making a lofty promise to both customers and critics: By the end of 2015, TOMS will produce one-third of all the shoes it donates in the countries that are the the focus of its giveaway programs.<p>Critics have blasted the shoe company, dismissing …

Philanthropy

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Double Exposure Portraits

The Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova suggests a delicate softness in its clichés using the technique of double exposure. Female bodies and …

Singapore haze hits record high from Indonesia fires

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988669_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518377212_c81d18a30d39a7589f0e7b92daf27b5c<p><b>Pollution levels soared for a third day in a row in Singapore, as smoky haze from fires in Indonesia shrouded the city state.</b><p>The Pollutant Standards …

Asia

Who are the Syrian opposition?

WHEN America announced plans on June 13th to provide weapons to some of Syria’s rebels, the tart response of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, was …