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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot during a shift change at a barracks in Pike County in northeast Pennsylvania.

What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

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