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Jan 28, 2015

Tajik TV airs films in English as learning aid

Tom Cruise’s Tajik and Russian are on the way out in Tajikistan, where state television has made English — without subtitles — the preferred lingo to boost opportunity in the impoverished former Soviet state. Viewers can now watch Hollywood films in the original language, ...

Jan 27, 2015

Many Americans mistake Sikhs for Muslims, study finds

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistake him for a Muslim. A study released Monday said 60 percent of Americans admitted to knowing nothing about the Sikhs who live, study and work in ...

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Jan 27, 2015

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the “perennial demons of intolerance” from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity. His warning came in a speech to ...

On Roe vs. Wade anniversary, U.S. House approves abortion curbs

Jan 23, 2015

On Roe vs. Wade anniversary, U.S. House approves abortion curbs

U.S. House Republicans pushed through a controversial bill tightening federal abortion restrictions Thursday, touching a raw nerve on the 42nd anniversary of the controversial Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. As pro-life demonstrators gathered in front of the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives voted ...