The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

A Yemeni man, wearing a scarf bearing the color of the national flag, raises his machine gun during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament on August 20. | Getty Hint: It’s not Syria. By Nahal Toosi 08/23/16 05:41 PM EDT Just days ago, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations famed […]

Former Grand Prairie ISD chief finance officer accused of stealing $600000 from district – Dallas Morning News

The former chief financial officer of the Grand Prairie School District used armored trucks to help her steal more than half a million dollars from the district, according a federal grand jury indictment. Carolyn Foster, 61, of Lewisville was arrested Monday by U.S. Secret Service agents and charged with one count of federal program theft after […]

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious … – FiveThirtyEight

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious … – FiveThirtyEight

In the United States, diversity has generally been considered an asset. It is frequently cited by public figures as both a source of national pride and a worthy ambition. It is an oft-stated goal of Fortune 500 companies, private colleges and entire sectors of the U.S. economy. And even if Americans don’t claim much diversity […]

Five steps to success – The Economist (blog)

Five steps to success – The Economist (blog)

SKYTRAX recently released its annual airline rankings, and the message is clear: given the choice, it is better to fly on Asian carriers and to avoid American ones. Emirates was voted the top airline by flyers across the globe, followed by Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways (ANA). It is the […]

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America : NPR Ed : NPR – NPR

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America : NPR Ed : NPR – NPR

Enlarge this image The grass is greener … if you’re a student in Detroit, looking across your school district’s boundary with the neighboring Grosse Pointe public schools. Nearly half of Detroit’s students live in poverty; that means a family of four lives on roughly $24,000 a year — or less. In Grosse Pointe, a narrow […]

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It – NPR

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It – NPR

Enlarge this image The “Green Giant” mechanical tea harvester, one of only a few in the world, does the manual work of 500 people. Wayne’s View Photography/Courtesy of Charleston Tea Plantation hide caption toggle caption Wayne’s View Photography/Courtesy of Charleston Tea Plantation The “Green Giant” mechanical tea harvester, one of only a few in the […]

Skateboarding leaps into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has announced that five new sports will be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games, including surfing and skateboarding. Skateboarding has long been seen as a counter-culture sport, so can it really fit into the clean-cut world of the Olympic Games? The BBC’s Howard Johnson went to a skateboard event in Malmo, […]