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World Jan 31Kenyan TV stations remain shut down after planning to air mock ‘inauguration’
Despite losing in the country’s recent elections, Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga declared himself “the people’s president” and was “sworn in” at a mock inauguration Tuesday, prompting the government to shut down several television stations. How did we get…
Arts Jan 0510 video games you can play with your family
It may come as a surprise, but a recent report shows that some two-thirds of parents play video games with their children at least once a week.
Arts Nov 30How giving away free books became a Baltimore institution
It’s a four-room warehouse where anyone can walk in, take as many books as they want and walk out. There’s no cash register and no clerk, just rows and rows of free books for anyone who wants them.
Politics Nov 17After mass shootings, should legal guns be welcomed into church?
Churches have often been a place for people on the margins to come in and feel welcomed. But that openness can also be a threat.
Nation Nov 02These photos show how the Houston Astros made World Series history
The Astros victory comes after a long and thrilling seven-game series between Houston, left hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey, and the favored Dodgers, who last won the World Series in 1988.
World Oct 12Protests banned in Kenya after opposition leader pulls out of presidential election
Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga have been holding regular demonstrations in multiple cities to push for election reforms before a re-run of Kenya’s presidential election later this month.
World Oct 09There has been a surge in arrests of LGBTQ people in Egypt. Here’s why
Unlike some other countries in the region, homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt. Instead those suspected are often charged with “debauchery” or “promoting sexual deviancy.”…
Nation Sep 27Baltimore Ravens’ national anthem singer resigns, citing attacks on NFL player protests
Joey Odoms, who took the job in 2014, announced his retirement in an Instagram post, saying, “The tone/actions of a large number of NFL fans in the midst of our country’s cultural crisis, have convinced me that I do not…
Arts Sep 21After the Juggalo March on Washington, a long legal fight ahead
The rap group Insane Clown Posse and its fan are suing over the FBI's labeling of the group as a “hybrid” gang, saying they suffered harassment as a result.
Science Sep 15With FaceID, Apple’s iPhone X wades into Fifth Amendment gray area
Could FaceID on Apple's iPhone X pose a conflict of self-incrimination? Legal experts weigh in.