Anti-government Russian demonstrators took to the streets in Decembe, 2011, increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin as he sought a new term as Russian president. The placard reads "Get tired! Leave!"

Putin’s Cold War mentality explains a lot


Has the White House been meddling in Moscow? Here’s a view from on the ground in Russia.

Thu MacKenzie and Madison Bau are freshmen at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Racist taunts tested their friendship, but this Clinton supporter and her Trump-backer pal are in it for the long haul

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

In Nigeria, many stayed up late for the drama, not the content of the US presidential debate

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French President Francois Mitterrand raises his cap as he goes for a walk in the streets of Chateau-Chinon in 1995.

French politicians have a long history of keeping their serious illnesses secret

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Stockholm's old town, the island of Gamla Stan.

Bernie Sanders wants us to be more equitable like Sweden. Could it work?

Sanders supporter outside a polling station in Manchester, NH, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Just ’cause you’re a feminist doesn’t mean you’ll vote for a woman

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A Rutgers professor explains why feminists across generations may have chosen Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. It has to do with intersectionality and equality politics.

CIA Finally Confirms Role in 1953 Iranian Coup

Even though it has long been public knowledge that U.S. and British operatives were behind the 1953 Iranian coup, which overthrew the nation’s then-democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq, only yesterday did the CIA officially confirm it. Yes, you did just read that right. Previously classified documents show that the agency carried out the coup “as […]

Obama still trying to get green team in place

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President Barack Obama is still trying to get his second-term cabinet nominees in place. A number of those still to be confirmed focus on the environment, including Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy. Moniz and McCarthy both recently had confirmation hearings.

U.S. launches program to clean up Vietnam-era Agent Orange contamination

The United States used millions of gallons of Agent Orange herbicide across Vietnam during the war there, in an effort to destroy the foliage that was giving its enemies cover. But, in the process, it contaminated the soil with dioxin and other chemicals that have persisted and continue to cause birth defects and health problems to this day.

VIDEO: U.S. takes tentative steps to ease sanctions on Myanmar

In the wake of successful election in Myanmar over the weekend, the United States is taking action to relax some of the sanctions it has imposed on the country, also known as Burma, for more than two decades.