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Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.

Israeli Military, Gaza Militants Trade Fire

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Heavy Rains Slow Search Of Nigeria Plane Crash Site

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — Mourners silently walked between rows of the dead from a plane crash in Nigeria that killed the 153 people aboard the airliner ...

U.S., North Korea Reopen Nuclear Talks

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

BEIJING — The United States and North Korea met for a second day of talks Friday on restarting nuclear disarmament in return for aid, negotiatio...

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The OCHA Haiti Flooding Situation Report covering the period from June 6-7 does not paint a pretty picture. This grim report was to be anticipated gi...

Flawed Earthquake Report a Bullwhip On the Backs of Haitians

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

In this age of public relations ploys masquerading as news, and personal and political agendas disguised as newsworthy "leaks," it is imperative that readers, writers, and editors apply critical thinking before jumping onto the information bandwagon.

North Korea Frees American Detained For Half Year

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

BEIJING — North Korea freed an American it held for a half year for reportedly proselytizing, handing him Saturday to a U.S. envoy who said Wash...

U.S. Citizen Detained In North Korea

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government on Tuesday called for North Korea to release an American citizen reportedly detained there several months ago. Stat...