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Welcome to America -- Enter at Your Own Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For many students from Asia, America represents opportunities of the highest order. In America they hope to become filmmakers, businesswomen, high-tech firm owner, engineers. They are rarely ever prepared for the violence, for the milk and honey to go sour.

Boston Students Reflect One Year After Marathon Bombings

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2014 | College

In a metro area home to more than 60 college campuses, the Boston Marathon bombings was a moment thousands of students in the area will never forget. ...

What It Means to Be From Boston

Dana King | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Dana King

Even more so, I want to focus on the positives that have come from these events and the true meaning of what it means to be a Bostonian. This is what it means to be from Boston.

Diary of a Political Idiot, 15 Years Later

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Jasmina Tesanovic

The city is silent and paralyzed, but still working; rubbish is taken away, we have water, we have electricity... But where are the people, in houses, in beds, in shelters... I hear several personal stories of nervous breakdowns among my friends, male and female.

Syria/Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

I have little new to say about my 78 days of humanitarian bombing, but my experience might be new to the people of Syria. In the Orwellian days of 19...

Once Again, Tragedy Expands Our World Vision

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

My daughter -- along with everyone else's sons and daughters, those who we will have to entrust with leading our nation in the future -- already has no choice but to be attuned to the mosaic of peoples who occupy the dots on the world map.

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

A Parent On High Alert

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

As parents, it is our job to make our children feel safe, so we're forced to contain our anxiety to spare our children's psyches.

Vietnam and Afghanistan: War, Karma and Peace

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

When we mention the word Vietnam in the United States, we don't mean Vietnam as a country. Vietnam is unfortunately not like Thailand or Malaysia or Singapore to America's collective imagination. Its relationship to us is special: It is a vault filled with tragic metaphors for every pundit to use.

Twin Attacks Kill Dozens, Injure More Than 100 In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan's first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 5...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

'The Most Significant And Least Appreciated Development In The History Of Our Species'

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to P...

No Reason for Shahira Amin to Apologize for Interviewing Shalit

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

As a journalist, I immediately put myself in her shoes and wondered whether I would take this opportunity if I had been offered? Of course I would!

Shock Wave: Sandford Strikes Again

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Pick up a copy of Shock Wave and let old Virgil lead you on a wild race against the clock as he attempts to solve a case of multiple bombings.

NATO: Gaddafi Cannot 'Wait Us Out'

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- NATO says it will continue bombing the Libyan regime's armed forces as long as needed, and the country's leader, Moammar Gadhafi, cannot "...

UK Lowers Terror Threat Level

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

LONDON -- Britain has lowered its assessment of a terrorist attack from "severe" to "substantial," Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The new al...

Letter Bombs In Greece, Suspicious Packages From Yemen, And More Spur Security Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bombings across the world made headlines in the last few days, as multiple world leaders were targeted, embassies faced blasts, an oil pipeline explod...

Baghdad Hotel Blasts Kill 11 In Iraq: Babylon Hotel, Al-Hamra Hotel Attacked

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Schumer: Success In Iraq A "50/50" Proposal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sunday's twin bombings in Iraq were the first topic of discussion on NBC's Meet The Press Sunday morning. The attacks killed at least 147 and wounded ...

Police Terror Alert: 'Mumbai Is Coming To London'

The Sunday Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a briefing in the City of London 12 days ago, a senior detective from SO15, the Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command, said: "Mumbai is com...

Iran and the Syrian Gambit

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

For this week in regards to Iran Obama and his State Department get an A. Maybe even an A+, but the week is not over yet.

Female Afghan MP Warns Congress of Dire Situation After US Airstrikes

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We need to hear from experts like Dr. Roshanak Wardak who understand the situation on the ground in Afghanistan. A Predator drone bomb landed 200 meters from her house. .

Iraqi Bombings Spark Fear Of Insurgent Push

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — It's been a season of jarring flashbacks in Iraq: a spate of major suicide bombings, including more than 145 dead over two days of blo...

My Kuffiyeh Says I Care

Meris Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meris Lutz

It's New Years Eve in Beirut, and everyone is wondering what to do. In times of war, going about one's usual business can be a form of protest. In times of solidarity, the code of conduct is vague.

Mumbai: Politicians Play Musical Chairs?

Tahmineh Khajotia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tahmineh Khajotia

I don't know more than the average person about Indian Politics. In fact, I am probably below average when it comes to knowledge on the subject. How...