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US-Brazil Custody Battle Turns Into International Incident

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

RIO DE JANEIRO — A New Jersey man made an emotional plea Friday for Brazilian authorities to let him take his son home in a custody fight that i...

Joe Scarborough Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The ungrateful chauvinism of U.S. foreign policy reaches far beyond a rant provided by Joe Scarborough, who at least has the excuse of being in the business of manufacturing polemics.

Terror Charges For Man In Germany Over US Targets

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany has filed terrorism charges against a Turkish-German dual citizen allegedly linked to a member of a cell that plotted to attack...

A Nobel Prayer

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The vitriol against Obama's peace prize and "those Norwegians" who gave it to him is much deeper than the president's lack of achievements thus far; it is based on a fundamental clash of worldviews.

Guant�namo Prisoners To Be Tried in U.S., Congressional Agreement Allows

nytimes.com | DAVID JOHNSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders have decided to allow detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be brought to the United States to face civ...

This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The broken nature of America's immigration system is deeply felt during the holidays by millions in the United States who long to be reunited with their loved ones.

The Recess Ends: A Tale of Two Hundred Cities

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cari Shane

Austin Chu and his brother Brian drove across the country last year to create a video documentary of the recession. "It's our journey, but it is America's story," explains Austin.

How to Lose Nigeria and Alienate Africa

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Nigeria may have problems, but it is not the world's next hotbed of extremism. Muslims and Christians there have forged a mostly harmonious co-existence that is rare and desirable.

Marine Corps Birthday 2009: USMC Delivers Birthday Message (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, November 10, the United States Marine Corps celebrates its 234th birthday, and social media is commemorating the historic date. The official...

What Israel Can Teach the World About Airport Security

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

In the wake of the thwarted terrorist attempt on Northwest Flight 253, it's time to revisit the Israeli model of airport security, as other countries ask what more can be done to prevent such near-catastrophes.

Nicaragua: Déjà Coup All Over Again?

Javier Corrales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Javier Corrales

This week, the United States helped bring an end to a serious political crisis in Honduras. A similar crisis is now brewing in Nicaragua, but this time, the United States won't be as lucky.

Stephen Colbert's Secret Plan to Defend America

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Stephen Colbert's plan to string a microscopically thin razor along our entire border is brutal, indiscriminate, dangerous... and smarter than the nuclear defense we now have.

31 Reasons to Mind the Gender Gap

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Sawyers

When it comes to the gender gap, the United States is in a bad spot. Out of 134 countries, our democratic nation comes in 31st place.

US-China Tension Still Looms At Climate Talks

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN — The success of the U.N. climate conference hung in the balance Tuesday as China and the U.S. deadlocked over whether Beijing will a...

Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zachary Karabell

Nothing will shape domestic life and prosperity in the United States more than the emergence of China as a global economic superpower.

It's About the Bomb, Not Obama

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

After the circus quiets down, we should think about what this award is really about: There is real danger out there. If we do not change course, nuclear bombs will explode in our cities.

On Global Warming: Trust but Verify

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Lash

While the U.S. delays, China is moving to lead in technologies that are innovative and clean.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

G-7 To Meet, Talk Less As G-20 Ascends: Officials

Bloomberg | By Rainer Buergin and Simon Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Group of Seven finance chiefs said they will meet less and issue fewer statements as the G-20 becomes the main arena for setting global economic polic...

Iran Agrees To Send Enriched Uranium To Russia

New York Times | Steven Erlanger and Mark Landler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran agreed on Thursday in talks with the United States and other major powers to open its newly revealed uranium enrichment plant near Qum to interna...

Welcome Back, Mr. Polanski

Anna Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anna Wainwright

Polanski has certainly experienced terrible tragedy. But it's not an excuse, legally or morally, and Polanski should be extradited.

Outmaneuvering Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

The key to understanding today's announcement on Iran is this: President Obama knew about the secret Iranian facility nine months ago.

Presidential Leadership: "The Future Does Not Belong to Fear"

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's priorities are spot on. Nuclear threats are growing. The previous administration's military approach to the problem failed.

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.