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Soldiers transfer the remains of Army Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed during a raid in Afghanistan.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:52

U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own.

A protester harangues a line of military police in riot gear in front of a Rio de Janeiro bus terminal during the nationwide strike Friday.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:04

Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

Servicemen put on a military demonstration during the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Meeting in July 2016 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:19

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:52

The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

U.S. authorities are working on an emergency deal to import the yellow fever vaccine Stamaril, which is not currently licensed in the U.S.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:19

Officials are working on an emergency import deal for another vaccine that is not licensed in the U.S. Even then, a limited number of doses will be available at only a small number of clinics.

Fyre Festival attendees walk around the event site on Thursday night in Grand Exuma, Bahamas. Festivalgoers had paid thousands of dollars for villas and lodges on the beach, but instead found a chaotic tent city.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:46

Tickets cost thousands for what organizers were calling "the cultural event of the decade." But when visitors arrived on Grand Exuma, they found a tent city without enough power, security, or food.

Interdisciplinary artist and TED Fellow, Damon Davis.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:46

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

Scenes from the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:33

The event in Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration animated activists worldwide. It spurred more marches and political involvement. But the next phase is a challenging one.

University of Wyoming student Tyler Wolfgang poses in front of the university building that bears Sen. Mike Enzi's name.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:33

People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:23

Forty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds give President Trump an F, a Harvard poll shows. Nearly half of this millennial group says politics is relevant, despite low likelihood of running for office.

Three of the national monuments now under review by the Department of the Interior: (from left to right) Gold Butte in Nevada, the Pacific Remote Islands and Giant Sequoia in Northern California.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:28

President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review the status of at least 20 national monuments. Here's a visual guide to the stunning landscapes now in Trump's sights.

Portrait of Barbare Jorjadze in the Georgian National Library's reading room named after her.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:38

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:38

The bill gives lawmakers another week to work out a longer-term spending plan.

French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's National Front party now has a new interim leader, after Jean-Francois Jalkh (right) stepped down over comments about the Holocaust. The two are seen here at the Elysee in 2014.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:20

With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of the May 7 election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.

Chris Ategaka speaks at the TED conference in Vancouver this week.
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:13

Chris Ategeka left his native Uganda and earned an engineering degree in the U.S. He could have gone to Silicon Valley — but his personal history set him on a different path.


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