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  • Saudi Man Convicted Of Conspiracy In 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

    February 26, 2015 7:55 PM 213

    Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi man who the U.S. says was Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant in Britain, has been convicted on all four conspiracy charges tied to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. "Prosecutors said al-Fawwaz, a 52-year-old Saudi Arabian, was a close confidant of Osama bin Laden and made sure bin Laden's death threats

  • For a Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head to CPAC

    February 26, 2015 6:52 PM 224

    Volunteers walk by a stand at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) The Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, usually attracts the country’s most die-hard conservative activists. This year it’s also attracting

  • That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

    February 26, 2015 6:40 PM 245

    ‘Tis the season to speculate who’s going to run for president, who will make it through the primary, who will ultimately end up in Oval Office. But before you slap a bumper sticker on your car, or hang a political cartoon at work, you might want to think twice. Because it turns out that either of those could get you fired. And in most states in the country

  • Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

    February 26, 2015 6:25 PM 226

    Peter Bloom of Rhizomatica meets with the authorities in Tlahuitoltepec Mixe, Oaxaca. Rhizomatica is a non-profit group in Oaxaca city that has helped 16 remote villages install and operate their own cell phone networks. (rhizomatica.org) Cell phones are just about everywhere these days. But in remote, rural places the key ingredient – a cell network

  • Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

    February 26, 2015 6:20 PM 218

    A supermassive black hole, like the one illustrated here, has been discovered 12.8 billion light years away, at the center of an exceptionally bright quasar. SDSS J0100+2802 is the rather understated name scientists have given to an exceptionally luminous, newly discovered quasar. It's 12.8 billion light years away and shines as brightly as 420 million

  • Jungle Fire On World Cafe

    February 26, 2015 6:12 PM 136

    World Cafe's Sense of Place visit to LA continues today with a bit more of a funky West Coast vibe. Our guests are the powerful new Latin funk band Jungle Fire, whose album Tropicoso is out on North Hollywood-based Nacional Records. This band has a sound that encompasses a variety of Latin styles along with funk. And what makes it really special is the addition

  • How The Fight Over DHS Funding And Immigration Is Playing Among Latinos

    February 26, 2015 6:12 PM 126

    Dian Alarcon, originally from Colombia, stands with others during a press conference to protest the district court judge in Brownsville, Texas, who issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation process of President Barack Obama’s Executive Action on immigration on February 17, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • House Republicans Face Decision: Fund DHS Or Stand Firm On Immigration

    February 26, 2015 6:06 PM 231

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. With less than two days to go before the Department of Homeland Security shutdown, Boehner said that it is still up to the Senate to pass legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, adding ‘We passed

  • Wisconsin Set To Become 25th ‘Right-To-Work’ State

    February 26, 2015 5:52 PM 244

    The Wisconsin Senate passed passed a “right-to-work” bill last night, after about eight hours of debate, and thousands of protesters outside. The measure prohibits requiring people to join unions or pay union dues, effectively weakening unions and making it more difficult to form unions. The majority-Republican assembly is expected to pass the bill next week, making

  • Judge Throws Out Cover-Up Allegations Against Argentine President

    February 26, 2015 5:52 PM 232

    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed allegations by prosecutors that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, seen here Feb. 11, tried to cover-up the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Last month, an Argentine prosecutor who was due to testify about an alleged cover-up in the investigation