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A Life Turned Upside Down by Communism

Ildiko Trien, former trapeze artist from Romania, shares her experiences living under communist rule before moving to America in 1970, in New York on Feb. 26, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Ildiko Trien, former trapeze artist from Romania, shares her experiences living under communist rule before moving to America in 1970, in New York on Feb. 26, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Ildiko Trien’s charmed and pampered life in Romania was flipped on its head when she was 5 1/2 years old.   Her father, who...

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    The Terrorism Risk Trump Talks About

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    Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Chicago

    CHICAGO—Every day, Clarence Franklin would brush his teeth, wash his face, put on his best clothes, pick up his phone and his gun, and go... Read more

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    Escaping Prostitution

    She thought she was about to die. Lying on the hotel room floor, her face was red and swollen from an hour-long beating, and the... Read more

  • Tuskegee airman Dr. Roscoe Brown during the "Red Tails" press junket in New York in 2012. "Red Tails," a film that chronicles the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

    WWII Hero Roscoe Brown Leaves Legacy of Optimism and Hope

    For Black History Month, Epoch Times honors the contribution the late Roscoe Brown Jr. made to civil rights in New York and the nation. The... Read more

  • With insurers leaving the Obamacare exchanges, Congress needs to act quickly—and find a way to handle the 22 million who have been insured by the law.

    The Breaking Apart of Obamacare

    President Donald Trump and the Republicans have no choice about replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), as the law is generally recognized... Read more

  • (L–R) Wang Huijuan, Li Fuyao, and Li Zhenjun at their home in Queens, New York, on Jan. 8, 2017. The family escaped China in 2014 and were granted asylum after enduring years of torture for practicing Falun Gong. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Life After Torture

    NEW YORK—She had been interrogated before, but this time was worse. Wang Huijuan, an elementary school teacher, was a prize catch, and the guard at... Read more

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    Pressure Cooker: Stress, Long Hours, and a Macho Culture Are Pushing Chefs to the Brink

    NEW YORK—The world was Chef Michael Young’s oyster. He was sous chef at Aqua, a fine dining seafood establishment in San Francisco in the late... Read more

  • U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy holds a picture showing Clement Richard Attlee, British statesman and prime minister (1945–1951), making a communist salute during the Spanish civil war. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    McCarthyism Was Wrong—and Right

    Two realities of the McCarthyism era, which reached its height in the early 1950s, deserve revisiting. One reality: Politicians engaged in grandstanding and bullying, leveled... Read more

  • Human Rights Executive Director Kenneth Roth introduces the “World Report 2017,” Human Rights Watch’s 27th annual review of human rights practices around the world. It draws on events from late 2015 through Nov. 2016. Roth is speaking at the National Press Club on Jan. 12. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Human Rights Watch: Populist Leaders Attacking Human Rights Values

    WASHINGTON—The increased willingness by authoritarian national leaders to ignore and, in some cases, flout fundamental human rights is the dominant theme of Human Rights Watch’s... Read more

  • Yvonne Wakim Dennis talks about her life's work educating people about Native American Indian history and culture, New York, Jan. 12, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    A Messenger of American Indian Culture

    NEW YORK—The desire to preserve and pass on authentic teachings from America’s indigenous people is embodied in Yvonne Wakim Dennis. It is perhaps a fitting passion... Read more

  • On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    College Student Overcomes Fear of Persecution in China

    SAN FRANCISCO— “For 16 years, I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted for my faith,” said Peiqi Gu, 30, who grew up in... Read more

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    Shelter Dogs Become Police K-9s Under Texas Trainer

    A simple phone call in the late ’90s propelled Brad Croft onto the path of saving lives. His wife called him to say someone had... Read more

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    Opioid Epidemic Changes Discourse on Drug Addiction

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    The Third Option for Christmas Trees: Go Live

    Having a Christmas tree at home normally means either cutting down a living tree or buying a fake one. And debate has raged about which is truly... Read more

  • Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters confront bulldozers working on the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Sept. 3. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Behind the Standoff at Standing Rock

    Thousands of Native Americans from hundreds of tribes gathered on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, in a show of unity unseen since... Read more

  • Police officers Max Chow (C) and Shakara President greet a pedestrian on 125th Street in Harlem, New York, on April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Effective Policing Comes at a Price

    NEW YORK—“It’s a ray of hope,” said Abena Smith, as she greeted police officers by name and filled their plates with turkey, cake, and other... Read more

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