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Iranian Rider in Ride2Freedom Champions Freedom

Global Ambassadors, Ghazal Tavanael from Iran and Annie Chen from the USA at a Ride2Freedom rally at Lawrence, Kan., on June 26, 2015.  (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Global Ambassadors, Ghazal Tavanael from Iran and Annie Chen from the USA at a Ride2Freedom rally at Lawrence, Kan., on June 26, 2015. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

She could have spent the summer in air-conditioned comfort in Dubai, but 21-year-old Ghazal Tavanaei chose to Ride2Freedom instead. She and other young people are...

  • In this Saturday, June 27, 2015 file photo, Dan Williams, 65, of Ashville, Ala., holds a Confederate flag while standing with his daughter Bonnie-Blue Williams, 15, in front of the Alabama State Capitol building during a Confederate flag rally in Montgomery, Ala. ((Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

    Time Will Tell If Furling the Rebel Flag Means Deeper Change

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering, or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in... Read more

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    Will the EPA’s New Carbon Rules Shut Down the Coal Industry?

    Coal companies across the country are living in fear that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired plants will... Read more

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    ‘Confrontation With the West Is Absolutely Artificial,’ Says Russian Dissident

    WASHINGTON—Former Russian oil tycoon and prominent critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks forward to the day when Vladimir Putin and the political elite that... Read more

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    Story of the Comfort Cub

    Meet Marcella Johnson, a San Diego mother who turns the sorrow of losing her baby into the joy of giving comfort.    ‘I had thought... Read more

  • Supporters of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cheer as they attend a public gathering at Than Phyu Zayat township in Mawlamyaing, Mon State, Burma, on May 17, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

    Democracy in Asia Enters a Pivotal Period

    WASHINGTON—The struggling and fragile democracies of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and electoral reform in Hong Kong are at critical junctures. The decisions that are made at... Read more

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    Antibiotic Resistance Is Growing Among Bacteria Found in Our Food

    Despite federal authorities’ attempts to curb the widespread use of antibiotics in the food industry, bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses are continuing to develop more... Read more

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    How Two Student Inventors Launched a Global Business From College

    “It takes a village to raise a child.” The popular saying of unknown origins most commonly refers to people outside of a child’s immediate family... Read more

  • Jacqueline van Maarsen, childhood of Anne Frank, at the Hotel Elysee in Midtown on May 29. Next to van Maarsen is an award given to her by the World Values Network. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Woman Was Anne Frank’s Best Friend. What She’s Doing Today Will Inspire You.

    NEW YORK—For decades, Jacqueline van Maarsen told no one. She did not want people to know she was Anne Frank’s best friend. As much as... Read more

  • Kristine Feng, 15, at the Chelsea Pier in Manhattan on May 25, 2015. Feng is one of 30 teenagers from around the world embarking on a 3,000 mile bike trip starting on June 1 called "Ride 2 Freedom." Their final goal is to ride into China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    After 15 Years, This Girl’s Dream to Go to China May Finally Come True. But Why She Wants to Go Will Shock You

    One of Kristine Feng’s earliest memories was the lull of the disciplined rhythm of Tang Dynasty poetry. She’d sit in her bedroom in New Jersey,... Read more

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    Prickly Pear or Elk Anyone? That’s What You’d Be Eating if Foursquare Users Have Anything to Do With It

    When it comes to food, each state has something they crave more than anything else. New York City is considered by many as the food... Read more

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    If You Don’t Want to Gain Weight, Keep Your Food in the Kitchen

    Researchers at Ohio State University have uncovered how we store food at home can affect our behavior. Their study involved observing the home environment, food-buying... Read more

  • Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress January 13, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

    Why Elon Musk Is a Salesman First, Engineer Second

    To the general public, Elon Musk is many things; self-taught rocket scientist; intrepid entrepreneur; more recently, an overzealous, inconsiderate boss; but to those who know... Read more

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    Climbing Mountains, Crossing Deserts to Rescue Children In China

    On June 1 a group of about 30 youth will set out from Los Angeles on a cross-country bike ride to call attention to an... Read more

  • John Kolton stocks a display of Hostess snacks at a Jewel-Osco grocery store on December 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Americans Love to Snack on Chocolate and Chips: What Are The Most Innovative Brands?

    Out of all the candies and snacks that were launched in 2014, which were the most innovative? At the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets and... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, inmate Jesse Cole is shown on a television screen as his son William, 4, center, reaches to touch the screen while his mother, Edna, holds 8-month-old Jesse James, during a video visitation with at the Fort Bend County Jail, in Richmond, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Use of Video Visits for Inmates Grows, Along With Concerns

    RICHMOND, Texas—Four-year-old William Cole saw his father’s face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video... Read more

  • In this file photo, Adrian Mesa, from Hollywood, Florida, wears a cow custom during a demonstration outside a Burger King restaurant June 12, 2003 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    We Have No Idea How Much Antibiotics Are in Our Meat, but the FDA Wants to Find Out

    Under a newly proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the public may finally have a better idea of how much antibiotics... Read more