| Oct 20, 2008
The State Department's list of "state sponsors of terrorism" is one of the biggest farces of U.S. foreign policy. Started in 1979 for nations designated by the secretary of State "to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism,"...
| Feb 26, 2009
Not too many people can say they've received the red carpet treatment. Not the case though for Kelly Frederick's 6th grade students. That's exactly what they received at the Pacific Science Center. So why the rock-star welcome for a group of 12 year...
| Feb 4, 2009
Josiah Bagby has a lot to cheer about. Josiah celebrated his first birthday in Grand Prairie. He's come a long way, he was born on this makeshift bed inside this primitive hut in Ethiopia. Steve and Kari turned to the International Adoption Medicine...
| Apr 1, 2008
For 15 years, he's been a "grocer" for Africa's destitute. But he's never seen anything like this.
Pascal Joannes' job is to find grains, beans and oils to fill a food basket for Sudan's neediest people, from Darfur refugees to schoolchildren in the...
| Apr 19, 2009
The power of shoes. It's something most women and many men understand completely. And it is what transformed the young, shaggy-haired, rope-bracelet-wearing entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie into a visionary business leader hobnobbing with former President...
| Nov 18, 2008
The desert is a war.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia Ramirez roared through it in an unmarked Land Cruiser, projecting the awesome might of the U.S. military into a wasteland little seen, much less penetrated, by outsiders. The landscape was like a slap...
| Nov 24, 2008
To glimpse America's secret war in Africa, you must bang with a rock on the iron gate of the prison in this remote port in northern Somalia. A sleepy guard will yank open a rusty deadbolt. Then, you ask to speak to an inmate named Mohamed Ali Isse.
| Dec 4, 2008
Clement Ibrahim Muhibitabo is one of the forgotten ones.
So is Ines Chine. So is Abdul Hamid Moosa.
Rwandan, Tunisian and South African citizens respectively, the three Africans are among the victims of one of the largest if most obscure rendition...
| Jan 12, 2009
Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today.
As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
| Feb 8, 2009
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| Oct 21, 2008
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What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
| Jul 30, 2008
The J. Paul Getty Museum has added a rare Ethiopian Gospel book to its collection of illuminated manuscripts. Created around 1504-05 with five full-page paintings and many ornamental touches, it is one of the few such volumes to have survived wars and a...