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In pictures: Country of kings, Nigeria's many monarchs

Photos from an exhibition by photographer George Osodi give a rare glimpse of Nigeria's many regional monarchs and show they have not lost any of their pomp and grandeur despite having no constitutional power.

Senate Moves Toward Test Vote on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama's health …

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Legacy Dodge Carryall

When you want the performance of a modern truck, but don't like the bulky appearance of most trucks today, sometimes the only option is to go with a …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world | Egypt

In response to an essay I wrote recently regarding the "essential blackness" of the Palestinian struggle, I received this reaction, among others: "What about Arab anti-black racism? Or the Arab slave trade?"<p>The Arab slave trade is a fact of history and anti-black racism is a fact of current …

Mo Farah: 'World championship wins tougher than London 2012'

It was the morning after the night before and Mo Farah was as chirpy as the birds. Even the flit from photocalls to press conferences to sponsors' events – an additional if tedious lap of honour after Friday night's thriller in the 5,000m – was undertaken with the familiar geezer smile. But when …

10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?

Ten years ago, a sagging power line hit a tree near Cleveland, tripping some circuit breakers. To compensate, power was rerouted to a nearby line, which began to overheat and sink down into another tree, tripping another circuit. The resulting cascade created a massive blackout in the Northeast …

Saudi Arabia Couldn't Bribe Russia to Give Up on Assad

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Saudi Arabia is so desperate to rid their region of Syria's dictatorial regime that they offered …

Egypt's ousting of Mohamed Morsi was a coup, says John McCain

A senior US senator, John McCain, has described the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi as a coup, in a move that contradicts the White House.<p>Officials, including Barack Obama, have avoided using the term to characterise the armed overthrow of Morsi's government on 3 July, largely …

The Pentagon Wants To Sell $2.7 Billion In Weapons To A Country On The Verge Of Collapse

The weapons deal would include 681 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and 40 truck-mounted launchers, as well as three Hawk anti-aircraft batteries with 216 Hawk missiles, according to Agence France Presse.<p>The sale is primarily viewed as a way to support a possible no-fly zone in Iraq, though it would …

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There's a new law in effect in China that punishes adults who don't visit their elderly parents. The law has come in for some ridicule, especially online. But Bonnie Tsui, a contributing writer for The Atlantic Cities tells anchor Aaron Schachter that the law is also in a sense encouraging some …

You've almost definitely never had this type of food before, but you're going to love it

As varied and deep as Asian cultures in NYC are, it turns out we've been lacking in at least one culinary area (so much so that even Wichita, Kansas, …

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Diplomatic impunity: Why the US should reach out to Iran | US & Canada

With the birth of Prince George in London and the slow death of Anthony Weiner's campaign in New York, the world's invite to the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - one of Tehran's most high profile events of the year - went fairly unnoticed, as did the rescinded inaugural invites …

The App That Knows Your Food Likes Better Than You Do

Two weeks ago I arrived late in the day in Singapore after a long flight. I had not done much research about restaurants in town, so I dropped off my bags and wandered to Club Street, a hilly lane of restored traditional shop houses in Chinatown. Lively, attractive restaurants lined the street. I …

Lauren Green, the Woman Behind Fox News’ Reza Aslan Interview Debacle

It’s the interview that’s been burning up the Internet—why would Reza Aslan, a Muslim, write a book about Jesus? David Freedlander on Lauren Green, …

George Zimmerman stopped by Texas police for speeding

George Zimmerman, found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over by a Texas police officer on suspicion of speeding Sunday, according to a police report and video.<p>Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment, Brian Brooks, city manager of …

Objectivity Impossible for Muslims?

If you've been online this past week, chances are you are one of the 2 million people who have watched the clip of Reza Aslan's interview on Fox News regarding his new book, <i>Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth</i>. What should have been a debate surrounding the allegedly controversial …

OMG! A Muslim is obsessed with Jesus | Israel

My first thought as I watched the now infamous interview between Reza Aslan and the Fox News "Religion Reporter" Lauren Green (note to Religion Reporters Guild, take away her membership card before she permanently destroys the credibility of the profession) was that this was some kind of <i>Onion</i> …

Netflix proves it's a player with 14 Emmy nominations - TODAY.com

Melinda Sue Gordon / Today<p>Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey were both nominated for their roles on "House of Cards," which also received an Emmy nod for outstanding drama.<p>Don't be surprised if on Emmy night, you hear a first: "The <i>red</i> envelope, please."<p>No longer just a service that delivers DVDs in …

How eVent Fabrics Technology Works

In the 1990s, engineers at BHA Group, an innovative maker of industrial air pollution filters, were experimenting with Teflon membranes for cement …

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The Best Stamina-Increasing Exercises

Stamina is the ability to withstand fatigue or resist disease; when applied to a health and fitness setting, it is the ability to sustain physical …

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US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists | US & Canada

<b>Berkeley, United States</b> - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president.<p>But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded …