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  • For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

    WASHINGTON In a sign of the complexity of the crisis in Iraq, where Islamic radicals have declared a modern caliphate that stretches across century-old borders and politicians appear deadlocked on who should lead a new government in Baghdad, scholars who've devoted their lives to studying the Middle East express no consensus on what the future is likely to hold for the beleaguered region.
  • UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)

     UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)
    You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...

    Islamic State releases video of its leader in Mosul in new assertion of authority

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State on Saturday released a video of what it said was its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, directing Friday prayers in one of Mosul's oldest mosques, an event that not only displayed the group's military control over Iraq's second...

    Report: Hampton Roads is No. 1 for open STEM jobs not requiring 4-year degrees

    Report: Hampton Roads is No. 1 for open STEM jobs not requiring 4-year degrees
    Of the nation's top 100 metro areas, Hampton Roads had the largest share of advertised job openings needing science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) skills but not requiring a bachelor's degree, according to a Brookings Institution report...

    STEM skills boost wages, Brookings Institution says

    Nearly 37 percent of the job listings in South Florida are seeking workers with skills in science, technology, engineering or math — jobs that pay better than average, according to a report Tuesday from the Brookings Institution. Knowledge in...