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  • Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide

    Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide

    It’s been almost a month since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, sending a blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but residents of the devastated regions face...

  • Like New Orleans after Katrina, Houston faces heartbreak, resilience and recovery following Harvey

    Like New Orleans after Katrina, Houston faces heartbreak, resilience and recovery following Harvey

    Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, residents of New Orleans braced themselves Tuesday as Tropical Storm Harvey threatened to unleash its fury on the city. With memories of Katrina still enduring — the 1,500 people killed in Louisiana, the 200,000...

  • No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

    No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

    Over the decades, the concept of nation-building has been in and out of favor with successive American administrations. President Trump says he wants no part of it in Afghanistan. But past presidents have found that when it comes to foreign interventions, it’s very difficult to achieve and sustain...

  • Rebuilding Mosul: The daunting mission to bring the demolished city back from the dead

    Rebuilding Mosul: The daunting mission to bring the demolished city back from the dead

    The nine-month U.S.-backed offensive to expel Islamic State militants from Mosul was a relentless and savage fight. Now that it has been won, another daunting battle has begun: to bring Iraq’s second-largest city back from the dead. Thousands of buildings have been reduced to rubble, more than...

  • Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

    Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

    Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize while jailed for his pro-democracy writings, has died in a hospital in northeastern China at the age of 61. The Chinese judicial bureau said Liu died Thursday of multiple organ failure. Liu had terminal liver cancer and had been...

  • Young American women are poorer than their moms and grandmas, and more likely to commit suicide

    Young American women are poorer than their moms and grandmas, and more likely to commit suicide

    Young American women are poorer than their mothers and grandmothers were when they were young, more likely to commit suicide and be shut out of high-paying tech jobs — an overall demise in well-being since the baby boom generation. Those are the findings in a new report by the Population Reference...

  • Some of China's richest and most powerful men have mysteriously vanished

    Some of China's richest and most powerful men have mysteriously vanished

    The financial giant Anbang Insurance Group Co. announced Wednesday that its chairman, Wu Xiaohui, was stepping aside temporarily for “personal reasons” and that he had authorized “relevant senior executives to continue running the business.” The announcement, which spurred a decline in stocks in...

  • L.A. and Long Beach mayors sign pact setting zero-emissions goals for ports

    L.A. and Long Beach mayors sign pact setting zero-emissions goals for ports

    The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment. The two-page declaration signed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says the...

  • California attorney general to Trump: You can't touch our national monuments

    California attorney general to Trump: You can't touch our national monuments

    California’s attorney general argued Thursday that President Trump has no legal authority to revoke or modify national monuments created by previous administrations. In an 11-page letter to the Interior Department, state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra vowed “to take any and all legal action necessary”...

  • Nevada moves closer to a landmark Medicaid-for-all healthcare model

    Nevada moves closer to a landmark Medicaid-for-all healthcare model

    With his signature on a novel Medicaid-for-all-type bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval could rewrite the way many of his constituents get healthcare, and establish a model that other states might eventually follow in the absence of congressional action to fix or replace Obamacare. He got the bill...

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