Benjamin Netanyahu and John Boehner, via Creative Commons

Who is responsible for the collapse of the two-state solution?

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One would think that peace would be possible, if only a few dishonest brokers weren’t standing in the way.
A sign warns visitors that area is a Ebola infected. Signage informing visitors that it is a ebola infected area. September 27, 2013, Congo, Africa. Sergey Uryadnikov /

How contagious is Ebola really?

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Now that the US has its first Ebola case, let’s look at how contagious Ebola really is.
The Ebola virus, courtesy of Shutterstock

The recent Ebola scare in Canada

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While you may think that Africa is half a world away, it might be closer than you think.
KIEV, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2014: Euromaidan protesters rest and strengthen their barricades on Hrushevskoho Street, after another night of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. snames /

It’s finally time to reform the UN Security Council

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The tense situation in Ukraine shows (yet again) that the UN Security Council will be powerless unless reformed.
boy with gun kid child

20 kids a day in America are hospitalized due to gunshot wounds

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One of four American adolescents in the 15-19 year old age group who dies, dies because of a firearm injury.

Water fountain or bubbler? Lightning bug or firefly? Pop or soda? Take the linguistics test

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A cool series of dialect maps of the US, and even small towns, tracking how we say the same thing differently.
How people think income is distributed vs. how it's really distributed

Must-watch video charting income inequality in America

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1% of Americans have 40% of the wealth. The bottom 80% have 7% of the nation’s wealth.
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