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Jordan's King Abdullah arrives to meet with members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Execution of Jordanian pilot draws outrage

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The violent militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a video this week showing the gruesome execution of a Jordanian military pilot, drawing criticism and anger across the Middle East. Continue reading

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel coming this summer

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Acclaimed novelist Harper Lee, whose 1960 book “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a cornerstone of American literature, will release a second book this summer. Continue reading

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Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after 400 days in jail

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Egypt has freed one of three Al Jazeera journalists who had been jailed for over a year on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that is banned in Egypt. Continue reading

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Burlington is first U.S. city to hit 100 percent renewable energy

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Vermont’s largest city just became the first in the U.S. to use 100 percent renewable energy, in a move that they say could serve as a model for the rest of the country. Continue reading

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Deaf artist explores social dimensions of sound

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Christine Sun Kim, a sound artist who has been deaf since birth, is creating installations that explore our relationship to sound. Continue reading

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