October 16, 2013

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Basim Usmani of The Kominas answers a call to prayer. (The Taqwacores: Muslim Punk in the USA, Photographs by Kim Badawi, published by powerHouse Books)

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal | States Anxiously Hope for Federal Budget Deal | Syrian and Somali Refugees Seek Solace in Malta | The Surprisingly Modern Diet Struggle of President Taft | Iran Nuclear Enrichment Talks Enter Day Two | The Latest Cutting-Edge "Stuff" in Science & Tech Innovation | First Generation Muslim-Americans Navigate Faith & Country

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal

The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and...

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States Anxiously Hope for Federal Budget Deal

The shutdown continues, the debt ceiling deadline looms and states are scrambling to fill in the gaps. In the wake of the Great Recession, state budgets are already stretched thin—and...

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Syrian and Somali Refugees Seek Solace in Malta

Since the start of 2013, more than 4,600 Syrians have fled the civil war and reached Italy by sea, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported last month....

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President Taft's Surprisingly Modern Diet Struggle

Newly unearthed letters and diaries of President William Howard Taft show that the famously "corpulent" president pursued several modern dieting techniques, including keeping a food d...


Iran Nuclear Enrichment Talks Enter Day Two

Talks over Iran’s nuclear program enter their second day today in Geneva. Can the discussions produce a negotiated solution to an enduring standoff? George Perkovich, a former foreign...


The Latest Cutting-Edge "Stuff" in Science & Technology Innovation

David Pogue hosts the NOVA series "Making Stuff," which begins tonight at 9 PM Eastern on PBS with the episode “Making Stuff: Faster.” Other episodes in the series, produced by our pa...

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First Generation Muslim-Americans Navigate Challenges of Faith and Country

This generation of Muslim-Americans are some of the first to grow up entirely in the United States. For those making the choice to depart from their parents’ faith, the decision can ...

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