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Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools

When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling Baath party. Mohamad, with his family, fed and bathed his father…

If This New Report Doesn’t Wake People Up…

Kisada Muanta/Getty Scientists just delivered what may be the direst warning yet on behalf of Earth’s plants and animals. According to a new report compiled by more than 450 experts over the course of three…

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Transform Your Yard and Community Into an Oasis…

Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on a Bee Balm plant. Photo: BudOhio/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 NEW YORK – “From a changing climate to habitat loss from urban development, birds are constantly facing a myriad of challenges to…

Trumps former fixer and personal lawyer reports to…

Michael Cohen Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer is headed to prison Monday to begin his three-year sentence for, among other things, making hush-money payments to women Trump had affairs with, in violation of campaign…

Officials are asserting near-unfettered authority to search your…

Government documents and sworn testimony from an American Civil Liberties Union-led lawsuit have revealed that federal immigration officials “are asserting near-unfettered authority to search and seize travelers’ devices at the border, for purposes far afield from the enforcement of…

Judiciary Democrats plan vote on advancing a measure…

Campaign Action Judiciary Committee Democrats plan to vote Wednesday on whether to send a contempt citation for Attorney General William Barr to the full House of Representatives after Barr once again missed a deadline Monday morning…

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Another Chinese American Trump Donor Tried to Sell…

In recent weeks, Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club has been at the center of intersecting scandals. There’s the curious case of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman arrested for allegedly sneaking into the resort. A mysterious Chinese…

Mark Zuckerberg Has Veto Power Over All of…

As chair and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg wields majority vote on the Facebook board.Erin Scott/ZUMA Wire Nonprofits plan to use Facebook’s upcoming May shareholder meeting to continue a push to wrest power at the company from…

R.L. Stine Admits Every Book He’s Written Directly…

COLUMBUS, OH—Revealing at long last the creative process behind a successful career during which he has written over 300 books, best-selling children’s author R.L. Stine disclosed during an interview Monday that all of his writing…

History Of The Filibuster

The filibuster, a practice in which members of Congress can purposely delay a proposal through a lengthy speech or debate, is a source of controversy among both political parties. The Onion takes a look at…