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Ethiopia Arrests Hundreds of ‘Ringleaders and Bandits’ in Effort to Quell Protests

The authorities declared a state of emergency amid a wave of demonstrations by people who say the government unlawfully seized their land.
Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Clockwise from top left, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, Jeff Banta, Kenneth Medenbach, David Lee Fry and Neil Wampler.
Tension Between Police and Standing Rock Protesters Reaches Boiling Point

Tension Between Police and Standing Rock Protesters Reaches Boiling Point

Protesters occupying a bridge north of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres

Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres

Glacier National Park in Montana. In March, the Obama administration capped a three-decade fight over oil and gas drilling in the area by canceling a Louisiana energy company’s lease on 6,000 acres
Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres

Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres

Glacier National Park in Montana. In March, the Obama administration capped a three-decade fight over oil and gas drilling in the area by canceling a Louisiana energy company’s lease on 6,000 acres
Canada Today: Gay Curlers, Fracking Studies and a Payroll Nightmare

Canada Today: Gay Curlers, Fracking Studies and a Payroll Nightmare

A Pacific Rim Curling League match in Vancouver, British Columbia, in October. Gay curling leagues have blossomed in recent decades, highlighting a distinctly Canadian aspect of modern gay life.
Mont Péko Journal: Ousting Squatter Farmers to Save Forest, Ivory Coast Sets Off New Crisis

Mont Péko Journal: Ousting Squatter Farmers to Save Forest, Ivory Coast Sets Off New Crisis

Workers filling sacks with cocoa beans at an agricultural cooperative in Guiglo, Ivory Coast.
Mont Péko Journal: Ousting Squatter Farmers to Save Forest, Ivory Coast Sets Off New Crisis

Mont Péko Journal: Ousting Squatter Farmers to Save Forest, Ivory Coast Sets Off New Crisis

Workers filling sacks with cocoa beans at an agricultural cooperative in Guiglo, Ivory Coast.
No People in Sight Yet, but South Bronx Gets Ready for Development

No People in Sight Yet, but South Bronx Gets Ready for Development

As part of its long-term proposal for developing the neighborhood on the South Bronx side of the Harlem River, the city is planning a new intersection at 144th Street and Exterior Street.
Justice Dept. Sues Michigan City After Mosque Plan Is Rejected

Justice Dept. Sues Michigan City After Mosque Plan Is Rejected

Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said that the Justice Department would “aggressively protect” the rights of communities to live, pray and worship.
China Reassures Homeowners Worried About Land Rights

China Reassures Homeowners Worried About Land Rights

The Henghe North neighborhood of Wenzhou, in eastern China. In a case that drew national interest, officials said that residents there would not have to pay a fee to extend the rights to the land
Lagos Slum Was Razed for Its Waterfront, Residents Say

Lagos Slum Was Razed for Its Waterfront, Residents Say

Otodo Gbame, a poor fishing community on the shores of a lagoon in Lagos, was razed by the police and a group of young men, according to residents and local activists, who say the motive was to take
Feature: The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock
Simplifying Shelter: Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing

Simplifying Shelter: Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing

A surge in high-density apartment and condominium construction in downtown Los Angeles has helped to increase the city’s supply of housing.
Where a City Sees Decay, Neighbors Fight to Save a Community

Where a City Sees Decay, Neighbors Fight to Save a Community

An abandoned explosives storage bunker on the grounds of the former Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The Pleasant Ridge neighborhood in Charlestown, Ind., was built to house the plant’s workers and
Fax-Wielding Witness Tries to Link Japan’s Prime Minister to Scandal

Fax-Wielding Witness Tries to Link Japan’s Prime Minister to Scandal

Yasunori Kagoike, administrator of Moritomo Gakuen, testified before Parliament in Tokyo on Thursday.
Singapore Journal: Here Lies a Graveyard Where ‘East and West Came Together’

Singapore Journal: Here Lies a Graveyard Where ‘East and West Came Together’

Graves in Bukit Brown in Singapore. The government plans to level the cemetery eventually, but a group is working to preserve it.