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Sunset on a Revolution

(238) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 9:00 AM

It's dusk on Tahrir Square. Below the balcony where I'm writing this, tens of thousands of anti-Morsi protestors are meandering noisily onto the streets. The Cairo sky, normally a dull yellow-brown, is coloring up into what an interior decorator might call "particulate peach." Car horns honk, incessantly. Plastic whistles blurt....

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Dr. Marty Makary Discusses How Transparency, Accountability Can Fix Broken Health Care System (VIDEO)

(12) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Medical mistakes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., with one in four patients harmed by medical errors. But hospitals don't measure this stuff... and when they do, they rarely tell you about it.

Dr. Marty Makary, surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, has written a provocative...

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The Vatican Can't Be Held Responsible For Things It Couldn't Have Known. The Problem Is... It Knew A Lot.

(407) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 7:24 PM

Where does accountability begin and end? I hosted a heated HuffPost Live discussion about that question with Marci Hamilton, a lawyer trying to hold the Vatican accountable for pedophile priests.

This week, the Church won a victory over Hamilton when an Oregon federal court ruled that the Holy See is...

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Afghanistan: No One Wants Us There (VIDEO)

(219) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 12:31 PM

It used to be a rare thing, for an Afghan soldier or cop to turn on international forces and attack them. But lately it has become a steady, lethal wave -- a wave so bad that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met in Kabul with NATO and...

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Sikhs in America: What You Need To Know About The World's Fifth-Largest Religion

(364) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 3:15 PM

The tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has put the spotlight on a fascinating, misunderstood religion. Sikhs have faced a barrage of anti-Muslim bigotry since 9/11, although the two faiths are unrelated. How much do you know about the world’s fifth-largest religion? HuffPost Live welcomed leading American Sikhs --...

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Obama Vindicated? Was The Supreme Court Right? What's Next? (WATCH)

(173) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 2:07 PM

Thursday the Supreme Court ruled that the individual health insurance mandate is constitutional, upholding the fundamental piece of President Obama's health care reform.

At 12:00pm EST we hosted a live discussion about the Supreme Court's ruling on health care. Watch the conversation among experts, bloggers and the community -- then...

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Should The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted? (LIVE DISCUSSION)

(417) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 1:37 PM

Gay men have been prohibited from donating blood in the U.S. since the 1980s, at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Earlier this month, France announced it will lift its lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in the coming months. This follows a similar move by Britain, which...

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