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Why Jimmy Wales Allows "Vulva" on Wikipedia

(53) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Since last Wednesday's Wikipedia blackout, face time with the site's founder Jimmy Wales has been a hot commodity.

It might seem curious then, that when we sat down with Jimmy on Thursday evening -- just hours after Wikipedia came back online -- we used our...

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London Riots: On the Ground in Camden Town

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 10:05 AM

You know you're in England when locals gather at the scene of a prospective riot armed only with cups of tea. On Camden High Street in central London -- just across from the dank, urine-scented waters of the once-bustling Regent's Canal -- residents gathered Tuesday evening on the rooftops of...

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In Search of the Ordinary Female War Criminal

(6) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 9:13 AM

Last month, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, 65, became the first woman in history to be convicted of genocide by an international court. Standing before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Tanzania, Nyiramasuhuko was sentenced to life in prison for her involvement in genocide and rape during...

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Why We Should Prepare for the Arab Spring to Fail

(278) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 8:30 AM

Act I of the so-called 'Arab Spring' opened last December, when a young Tunisian street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi--after being assaulted and humiliated by local government officials--doused himself in gasoline and set his body ablaze, kicking off months of revolution and tumult across the Middle East.

With events...

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Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 4:15 PM

Nuclear energy is dead -- long live nuclear energy!

Nuclear power in Germany is its death throes. Across the rest of Europe, it faces possible decline.

Threats of atomic catastrophe in Japan have fueled a fresh outbreak of hysteria in Germany: the world's fifth-largest economy. Iodide pills,...

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Sorry, Ladies

(5) Comments | Posted January 4, 2011 | 2:40 PM

Another year, another 365 days worth of things to be sorry for.

But it's hard for people to say, "I'm sorry." It's even harder for countries to do it.

And it's harder still when countries have to say they're sorry to women.

But let's step back. And...

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Prosecuting Nazis in the 21st Century

(75) Comments | Posted November 14, 2010 | 1:46 PM

This week, in Nazi news...

On Saturday, another former concentration camp guard bit the dust. This time around, it was Michael Seifert, 86, who served at the Bolzano camp in northern Italy during WWII.

The next day, Sunday obituaries detailed the "Beast of Bolzano's" beastliest crimes. In...

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