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on Aug 27, 2014 - 14:34 PM ET
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko

Is Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko getting desperate? Despite Russian convoys to Ukraine’s conflict region, Vladimir Putin and Poroshenko agreed to meet Tuesday, August 27. However, those talks were distracted by Ukraine’s capturing of Russian paratroopers the day of. Listen here as...

Foreign Affairs, World Leaders, World
on Aug 27, 2014 - 13:45 PM ET
Deportation process

Ana Maria Dueñas was waiting for a bus in El Cajon, California, on an April day in 2011 when a Border Patrol agent approached her and asked for her papers. Dueñas had lived in the United States for more than three decades; her five children are US citizens, as well as her six grandchildren. But Dueñas herself didn’t have papers, and so she was taken to a nearby Border Patrol station and instructed to sign a form that read, “I give up my...

Government, Immigration, Lawsuits
on Aug 27, 2014 - 13:36 PM ET
Pregnant Women Workplace Rights

Once upon a time, when a working woman became pregnant, she’d typically be expected to leave her job and retreat into full-time domestic duties. These days, white-collar career women sport proud baby bumps under power suits, and across the workforce, women now regularly serve as the main breadwinners, and must work before, during, and after pregnancy. Yet many workplaces are still stuck in a Victorian mindset about what pregnant women can and can’t do on the...

on Aug 27, 2014 - 11:43 AM ET
Canfield Green

Ferguson, Missouri—Three Mondays ago, Glenn Robinson was walking toward a protest at the end of his street when his eyes started to sting and his throat swelled up. Robinson, 63, immediately recognized the sensation. He first encountered tear gas more than four decades ago during basic Army training for the Vietnam War. But this time it was Robinson’s local police, not his fellow soldiers, that had fired...

on Aug 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET

Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here.

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on Aug 27, 2014 - 10:27 AM ET
Haven Middle Schoolers

In the chaotic script of a rising eighth grader, Frankie Lindsay’s notecard, written in preparation for a meeting with her school’s principal, read: “This school’s policy is one of the reasons why the US has the 6th highest rate of rape in the world.” Lindsay, along with three of her friends, was getting ready for a conversation with Principal Joseph Uglialoro about the way South Orange Middle School in New Jersey enforced its dress code....