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Lego Mural Draws Ire of Malaysian Authorities
A street mural has become the subject of controversy in a Malaysian border city, with local officials complaining that it paints the area in a negative light. But some contend the image reveals an ugly truth. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic used a public street corner in Johar Baru as his
Joe Biden Ends Gaffe-Heavy Week With Another Gaffe
Oh, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden managed to step in it this morning while speaking about domestic violence and sexual assault at the Democratic National Committee’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. After giving an impassioned plea to end such abuse, Biden closed his...
Joe Biden Refers to Asia as 'The Orient'
DES MOINES, Iowa–Vice President Joe Biden described Asia as “the Orient’ in a speech here today, hours after he apologized for using a word that could be perceived as anti-Semitic. “You know, on the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President Xi in...
Read an Excerpt of Noah Feldman's 'Cool War'
Excerpted from COOL WAR: The Future of Global Competition by Noah Feldman. Copyright © 2013 by Noah Feldman. Reprinted with permission by Random House, New York, NY. Are we on the brink of a new Cold War? The United States is the sole reigning...
Changing Cities: Singapore, the Garden City
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said earth laughs in flower. If that is the case, Singapore is full of laughter. Gardens by the Bay, set in Singapore’s Marina Bay downtown area, has been open less than a month, but it’s already changing the face of the...
President Obama Says Burden on Troops, Families Bears on “How I See These Conflicts”
This afternoon in the Oval Office, President Obama reflected on his visit to Dover Air Force Base early this morning, where he participated in ceremonies commemorating the return of 18 fallen Americans -- 15 troops and 3 DEA agents --...
The Presidential Planner
ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: President Obama today again focuses on help for America’s small businesses. As a follow up the small business announcement the president made last week, he invited small business owners, members of the U.S. Chamber of...
Obama Attends Solemn Service to Honor Fallen U.S. Soldiers
President Obama Attends Dover AFB for 'Dignified Transfer Movement' of Fallen U.S. Soldiers From Afghanistan
Pandemic 'Imminent': WHO Raises Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Level to 5
The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic swine flu alert level to phase 5 -- its second-highest level. The move by the agency, which is the public health arm of the United Nations, is "a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent," according to published guidelines. "The change to a