May 21 2015 Race Headlines Drive Curriculum in St. Louis Classroom

Violence and unrest across the country in response to deaths in police custody — as well as police-involved shooting deaths — is more than just a trending news item for students at Ladue Middle School near St. Louis Missouri. It’s the central focus of one class designed to engage students in open discussion about police [...]

 

May 21 2015 Race Headlines Drive Curriculum in St. Louis Classroom

Violence and unrest across the country in response to deaths in police custody — as well as police-involved shooting deaths — is more than just a trending news item for students at Ladue Middle School near St. Louis Missouri. It’s the central focus of one class designed to engage students in open discussion about police [...]

 

May 21 2015 Afghan Economy Sinks As Troops Depart

Sitting on stackable plastic chairs around a cheap plastic table, drinking Afghan tea in glass mugs, a group of construction workers reminisce about the “golden days” when foreigners were aplenty in Afghanistan.
“It used to be like Dubai before,” Haji Niaz Mohammad, owner of a business that rents out construction machinery, remembers with a wistful look [...]

 

May 21 2015 Afghan Economy Sinks As Troops Depart

Sitting on stackable plastic chairs around a cheap plastic table, drinking Afghan tea in glass mugs, a group of construction workers reminisce about the “golden days” when foreigners were aplenty in Afghanistan.
“It used to be like Dubai before,” Haji Niaz Mohammad, owner of a business that rents out construction machinery, remembers with a wistful look [...]

 

May 21 2015 US Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Lapse in Domestic Surveillance

U.S. lawmakers of both parties and in both houses say they are unsure how Congress will deal with the federal government’s expiring authorization for domestic surveillance in the fight against terrorism.
Unless Congress acts, the National Security Agency will cease collecting Americans’ phone records June 1, the expiration date of the Patriot Act passed after the [...]

 

May 21 2015 US Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Lapse in Domestic Surveillance

U.S. lawmakers of both parties and in both houses say they are unsure how Congress will deal with the federal government’s expiring authorization for domestic surveillance in the fight against terrorism.
Unless Congress acts, the National Security Agency will cease collecting Americans’ phone records June 1, the expiration date of the Patriot Act passed after the [...]

 

May 21 2015 Afghan Economy Sinks As Foreign Troops Depart

As international troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, and many foreign aid groups follow, Afghans are grappling with how the exodus will affect the country’s fragile economy. Ayesha Tanzeem reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul. [Read More]

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Source: VOA News: Economy and Finance

 

May 21 2015 Afghan Economy Sinks As Foreign Troops Depart

As international troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, and many foreign aid groups follow, Afghans are grappling with how the exodus will affect the country’s fragile economy. Ayesha Tanzeem reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul. [Read More]

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Source: VOA News: Labor

 

May 21 2015 NATO Warns of ‘Extremists’ Among Mediterranean Migrants

NATO says extremists may be crossing the Mediterranean Sea in migrant-smuggling boats to reach European Union countries.
Speaking to reporters in Brussels Thursday, NATO’s military commander, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, said the alliance suspects members of organized crime groups and “elements of extremists” may be among the “legitimate refugees” trying to escape fighting and [...]

 

May 21 2015 NATO Warns of ‘Extremists’ Among Mediterranean Migrants

NATO says extremists may be crossing the Mediterranean Sea in migrant-smuggling boats to reach European Union countries.
Speaking to reporters in Brussels Thursday, NATO’s military commander, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, said the alliance suspects members of organized crime groups and “elements of extremists” may be among the “legitimate refugees” trying to escape fighting and [...]

 
 
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