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Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.

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Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

The death of four-time mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Chevron sign

Progressives in Richmond, California, trounced Chevron on Election Day, but the company remains a powerful local force.

Keith Raniere

The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

Afghanistan poppy field

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Black Pete protest

Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

Anonymous Supporters

A look behind the mask reveals a naïve techno-utopianism.

Israeli soldier in Hebron

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.



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