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What are Malaysians saying about Air Asia Flight QZ 8501?

Earlier this week, the head of Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said that because contact with Air Asia flight QZ 8501 was lost over the Java Sea, that is…

Cuban political asylee calls Obama’s policy ‘smartest’ approach to Cuba

The United States dissolved diplomatic ties with the Republic of Cuba in 1961, enforcing a crippling and widespread economic embargo. President Obama reversed this policy on December 17. In an…

Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's why that won't work for long. …

25 years later: Why the U.S. won’t adopt the child rights treaty

This year on the International Day of the Child — appropriately celebrated on Nov. 20 — we will mark the 25th anniversary of the Conventions on the Rights of…

Pope Francis fan club ignores long history of Catholic Church and evolution

The internet exploded on Tuesday when Pope Francis said God is not "a magician with a magic wand" and that the Big Bang and evolution were not inconsistent with church…

Ebola hysteria and the stigmatization of African migrants

Mass media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and now in the United States, has left Americans just short of hysterics. In a culture that has an appetite…

Migrant fatalities on the rise globally: It’s time for a solution

“Go back to where you came from,” is the familiar expression of the anti-immigration right. This phrase is heard much too often in America in concerns with Mexican and Central…

Infographic: Everything you need to know about ISIS

With $2 billion on hand, the Islamic State is an extremely well-funded terrorist group that may pose a major international crisis for the U.S. and the world. Learn about their…

Unclear about our strategy on ISIS? Seth Meyer has you covered

I guess I could have written up a lengthy blog post explaining everything you need to know about Obama's plan to fight ISIS. But, my perspective on stuff like this…

What you need to know about South Sudan’s bloody civil war

South Sudan became the world's newest state in 2011, when it gained independence from Sudan after a 22-year civil war. Since the get-go the fledgling country has struggled with unity…

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