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China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

Rahile Dawut, above with camera, is an anthropologist at Xinjiang University who studied Islamic shrines, traditional songs and folklore. She was detained in December 2017 and has not been heard from
No, Trump Cannot Declare an ‘Emergency’ to Build His Wall

No, Trump Cannot Declare an ‘Emergency’ to Build His Wall

Army soldiers installing concertina wire along the border in Hidalgo, Tex., on Nov. 8.
Harold Brown, Defense Secretary in Carter Administration, Dies at 91

Harold Brown, Defense Secretary in Carter Administration, Dies at 91

Harold Brown, who served as secretary of defense under President Jimmy Carter, at his Senate confirmation hearings in 1977.
Books News: Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

Books News: Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

The decline in earnings are largely because of Amazon’s lion’s share of the self-publishing, e-book and resale market.
The Economics of Soaking the Rich

The Economics of Soaking the Rich

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut on the House floor in Washington on Thursday.
France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

Arabic-language students at the Claude Monet high school in Paris. Here, the teacher opens the lesson by using LinkedIn to show students how many jobs are open to them if they speak Arabic.
Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human History!

Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human History!

Caltu Diriba wearing traditional Oromo attire during an Oromo Liberation Front rally in Woliso, Ethiopia, in October. Ethiopia made astounding progress last year against authoritarianism and poor
Revolution 60: Cuba’s Next Transformation

Revolution 60: Cuba’s Next Transformation

A banner in Santiago de Cuba marking the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and vowing to uphold its spirit.
Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed

Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed

Beto O’Rourke is one possible Democratic candidate for 2020 who seems to understand the power of talking to people who think they’ve gotten a raw deal.
Op-Ed Columnist: Boogie Down, Bronx Girl

Op-Ed Columnist: Boogie Down, Bronx Girl

The old guard and the new guard joined forces as Nancy Pelosi swore in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a member of Congress on Thursday.
news analysis: Is America’s Political Future in San Antonio?

news analysis: Is America’s Political Future in San Antonio?

“At this time when the nation feels so polarized, I saw exactly the opposite” in San Antonio, Julián Castro said.

Hollywood’s Obsession With Cartels

It would be nice to see Latinos living regular lives — not stereotype-fueled fantasies — onscreen.

Japan’s ‘King of Tuna’ Pays Record $3 Million for Bluefin at New Tokyo Fish Market

The first tuna auction of the year at Tokyo’s new fish market set a record price — more than $3 million — for a giant bluefin tuna, a critically endangered species.
How to Make a Bucking Bull: Good Breeding and, Just Maybe, a Cow’s Love

How to Make a Bucking Bull: Good Breeding and, Just Maybe, a Cow’s Love

A bull attempting to throw a rider at the Professional Bull Riders annual rodeo at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
letter: Demonizing ‘Crack Mothers,’ Victimizing Their Children

letter: Demonizing ‘Crack Mothers,’ Victimizing Their Children

Suzanne Sellers with her son, Lawrence, near her home in Chicago.
News Analysis: How the Border Wall Is Boxing Trump In

News Analysis: How the Border Wall Is Boxing Trump In

A border fence in California. The impasse over President Trump’s vow to build a wall along the southwestern border is particularly remarkable given that even some immigration hard-liners do not regard