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World Jun 19Every minute, 20 people are displaced by violence, persecution: UN report
Despite peace agreements and efforts to address a growing refugee crisis, the number of people forcibly displaced around the world continued to climb last year, according to a U.N. report issued Monday.
World Jun 16Petraeus: Afghan war a ‘generational struggle’ that will not end soon
“We’re not going to take a hill, plant a flag and go home to a victory parade,” said former CIA Director David Petraeus of the lengthy war in Afghanistan, in a PBS NewsHour interview airing Friday.
World Jun 15This lawyer helps Mongolian herders and Indian tea farmers fight injustice
Natalie Bridgeman Fields started her nonprofit in 2009 "as a direct response to seeing communities all over the world having pressing human rights and environmental abuses go unaddressed."…
Arts Jun 14Watch new poet laureate Tracy K. Smith read two of her poems
Tracy K. Smith, the nation’s newest poet laureate, says writing is not just about expressing emotion but of the choices you make when putting words on the page. She reads two of her poems here.
Politics Jun 09VIDEO: President Trump, Secretary Tillerson take different tacks on Qatar
President Trump's criticism of the Arab nation contrasted with remarks Tillerson made just hours before, in which he said the emir of Qatar was making an effort to halt financial support of extremist groups…
World Jun 09Theresa May’s gamble fails in Britain’s snap elections
A move intended to strengthen the hand of British Prime Minister Theresa May backfired Thursday when her party lost seats in the UK Parliament.
World Jun 07Islamic State group claims attacks on Iran’s parliament, shrine
A coordinated double attack in Iran on Wednesday left 12 people dead and wounded dozens, according to state media. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on its website.
Nation May 29Kentucky veterans get heroes’ welcome on ‘Honor Flight’ visit to Washington
On May 10, several dozen veterans from Kentucky spent the day in Washington, D.C., visiting the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam memorials, along with Arlington National Cemetery, before flying back home.
Nation May 16Artistic skills and independence bloom for these adults with disabilities
The growARTS program grew from a volunteer operation to one run by full-time staff. For the adults in the program who couldn't express themselves verbally, art gave them another outlet for expression.
World May 153 things to watch for when Trump visits the Middle East
President Donald Trump departs Friday for the Middle East in his first overseas trip as president. He visits Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the bases of three major world religions -- aiming to unify the region against extremism…