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Once a training ground for black leaders, unions still attract African-American...

When an assassin shot and killed Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968, the civil rights icon was in town supporting black sanitation...

Obama condemns Daesh killing of Jordanian pilot, praises his courage

President Obama on February 3 condemned the brutal killing of Jordanian Armed Forces pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Daesh terrorists and offered the condolences of...

Gains against Daesh

At a meeting of Counter-ISIL Coalition members in London on January 22, Secretary of State John Kerry said international efforts at degrading Islamic State...

An insider’s tips for studying in the U.S.

Your bags are packed, tickets and passport in hand. You've brushed up on your  English. It's time to join the 1 million students who study in America each...

Another reason your Mom was right about that healthy breakfast…on this...

If you want to avoid diabetes, it’s a good idea to start by eating a healthy breakfast. That’s the message for World Diabetes Day 2014.

Oxford economist crunches numbers, concludes the world is getting better

An Oxford University economist has made an important discovery: The world is getting better. Professor Max Roser crunched the numbers and finds that (1) democracy is spreading and...
Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim inspecting shoes (Courtesy of Markhor)

Do you know who made your shoes?

Lahore, Pakistan, is renowned for the skill of its shoemakers. But that ancient craft seemed bound for extinction as cheap imported shoes flooded the...
Muslims Against Hunger serving food outside from large vats (Courtesy of Muslims Against Hunger)

This Muslim-American group brings the soup kitchen to the hungry

Zamir Hassan knows where homeless people congregate — around train stations, under bridges and in tents set up in the woods. “Not everyone is able...
Person in Pony Express costume riding horse (AP Images)

Horses fast. ‘Talking wires’ faster…on this day

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." That’s the unofficial...