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Entries by Saki Knafo from 04/2011

Black, Red, Green And Gaddafi: The Story Behind Libya's Flag(s)

Posted 04.06.2011 | World

The flag that flew over Libya during the monarchy that preceded Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule—a black, green, and red tricolor stamped with the star and...

What The Government Shutdown Means On The (Very) Local Level: Patch.com and The Huffington Post Report

Posted 04.08.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. As politicians in Washington fought over proposed cuts to the federal bud...

The Story Of Maikel Nabil Sanad: The Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Taking On The Military

Posted 04.15.2011 | World

Just three days after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, while the rest of Egypt celebrated, a 25-year-old blogger made a grim prediction: "I'm a dead man." ...

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011 Announced

Posted 04.18.2011 | Media

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...

As The Government Cracks Down On Napping Air Traffic Controllers, A Former Controller (And Former Napper) Talks Back

Posted 04.19.2011 | Travel

In the opening paragraphs of "Something's Got to Give," Darcy Frey's classic 1996 profile of air traffic controllers, a team of controllers sit in a d...

Gold Hits Record High, Americans Sell Their Treasures

Posted 04.22.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. It was a rainy afternoon in January of 1848 when a builder named James Mar...

Terry Jones, The Quran-Burning Pastor, Jailed In Dearborn, Michigan

Posted 04.23.2011 | Religion

This story was reported in collaboration with Jessica Carreras from Dearborn's Patch.com. Last month, the pastor of a tiny church in Florida dresse...

The Sharecropper And The Terrorist: What The Leaked Files On Two Detainees Reveal About The Guantanamo Dilemma

Posted 04.26.2011 | World

In December 2001, Pakistani forces arrested two men within a few days of each other in the mountains on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The tr...