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Nation Aug 27In the ‘prison capital of Canada,’ a group of musicians recorded an album from behind bars
At a time when Canada grapples with prisons becoming more violent, a grassroots music-making initiative that gives inmates the tools, instruments and confidence to showcase their talent has been singled out for more funding.
Nation Aug 19Thousands counter-protest ‘free speech’ rally in Boston
Thousands of counter-protesters overpowered a scheduled "free speech" rally by far-right groups in Boston on Saturday.
Nation Aug 06Google employee’s leaked anti-diversity memo sparks evaluation of tech culture
An internal memo criticizing Google's attempts to promote women in engineering was made public on Saturday, sparking a debate within the tech community about the values it defends.
World Aug 05Usain Bolt, beloved star of track and field, runs final race
Usain Bolt, the global track superstar from Jamaica, ran the last race of his career on Saturday at the 2017 World Championships in London, placing third.
Politics Aug 025 important stories that have nothing to do with the White House
A South African child born with HIV has remained virus-free for nearly nine years, Mississippi police shoot and kill the wrong man while serving a warrant and the Vatican shuts off its fountains. Here are five important stories that likely…
World Jul 23Israel installs cameras to holy site amid protests over security measures
Israel installed security cameras at the entrance of a holy site in Jerusalem after installing metal detectors there sparked days of violence.
World Jul 15Maryam Mirzakhani, groundbreaking mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies at 40
Maryam Mirzakhani, who in 2014 became the first woman awarded the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died at the age of 40.
Nation Jul 09Native American artists call for an end to counterfeits
Native American artists say that a flood of counterfeit Native art jeopardizes their livelihoods.
World Jul 02Damascus bombing kills at least 21 people
A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people on Sunday in a rare attack on Damascus, the seat of power for President Bashar Assad.
Nation Jul 01Nevada starts sale of recreational marijuana
At midnight, Nevada became the fifth state to sell marijuana for recreational purposes.