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A Promising but Precarious New Normal for the Young and Undocumented

Young people receive assistance filling out forms at the office of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on Aug. 15, 2012, the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)
Young people receive assistance filling out forms at the office of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on Aug. 15, 2012, the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

In the two years since President Obama issued an executive order extending protections to undocumented young people, over half a million have been able to...

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Ensuring the Alberta Advantage

Alberta’s decades long economic success is a result of resource wealth, relatively sound public policies, and a growing skilled labour force. Compared to other energy-producing jurisdictions such as Alaska, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Texas, and Wyoming, Alberta does well economically but …... Read More




  • Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014. The bombing of a civilian market in Xinjiang represents a shift in tactics by militants towards more spectacular attacks, analysts say, to invite a disproportionate response by China and so radicalise the Muslim Uighur homeland. (GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Uighur Muslims Are Trapped in a Cycle of Violence

    As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended, lethal violence flared up in China’s Xinjiang province – the latest grim entry in the saga of... Read more

  • A Senegalese hygienist demonstrates how to protect oneself against the Ebola virus at Dakar airport, during a visit of the Senegalese health minister to check the safety measures put in place to fight against the virus' spread in western Africa. West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the 'most challenging' ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. (Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Ebola Could Leave Africa: A Tale of Two Travellers

    It is 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready for long journeys. Apart from that... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2014. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Paul Ryan’s Entitlement Reforms Offer an Elixir for the Poor

    Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is offering sensible... Read more

  • A protester during a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014, which marked the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

    On China’s Doorstep, Youth Movements Are Flourishing

    Just off the shores of mainland China, an Occupy-style movement is taking shape in Hong Kong. Shortly before the July 1 kickoff of Occupy Central... Read more

  • Rice Terraces in Banaue (eTramping.com)

    Stunning Scenery of Rice Terraces in Banaue, the Philippines

    The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras is an outstanding example of an evolved, living cultural landscape that can be traced as far back as... Read more

  • Hogueras, satirical structures made of cardboard portraying current events and personalities, of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama in Alicante, Spain, on June 23, 2014. (Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Putin’s Chess Versus Obama’s Checkers

    The shot seen around the world has all the DNA of Vladimir Putin on it. From the target and technology, to the timing and tampering... Read more

  • The U.S. Navy launches a Standard Missile-3 over the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 20, 2008. (U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

    Congress Shouldn’t Compromise a Key Missile Defense Program

    To trim the federal budget, lawmakers may suspend a critical element of America’s missile defense system.   But gutting this core national security technology — the “Exoatmospheric Kill... Read more

  • Women take part with other young women and men in a discussion on female genital mutilation (FGM) at an after school program for children's rights in northern Somalia on Feb. 19, 2014. (Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Safe Alternative to Female Circumcision

    Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women... Read more

  • Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers (C) are covered with light haze in Kuala Lumpur on July 23, 2013. An incident involving diplomatic immunity has caused an uproar in both Malaysia and New Zealand. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

    When Diplomats Misbehave: Standoff Between Malaysia and New Zealand

    Diplomatic immunity has long been a staple of good-faith diplomatic relations between governments in the modern state system. But although the privilege was designed to... Read more

  • Approaching Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Traveling Ted)

    Great Smoky Mountain Backcountry Photo Essay

    Typical Great Smoky Mountain Image When you think of the Great Smoky Mountains, most people think of tree covered mountains shrouded in mist as far... Read more

  • MarAfram church in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kms east of Mosul. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Persecution of Christians by ISIS Contradicts Idea of a Caliphate

    ISIS conquests across northern Iraq have been comprehensive in recent weeks. Taking control of large parts of the region, they declared a Caliphate last month... Read more

  • A woman pushes a baby in a stroller as she passes Ukrainian marines patrolling the Black Sea port of Odessa during Ukraine's Navy Day on July 27, 2014. (Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Global Casualty of an Escalating Local War

    In course of 10 days four aircraft have been shot down over Ukraine taking the civil war to a new level of intensity. First came... Read more

  • Enjoy an aerial view of Baffin Island. (Scott Bradley, Go Nomad)

    Baffin Explorer: Iceberg Capital of the North Read

    Original article at www.gonomad.com Arctic art adventures of Canada Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada is the fifth largest island in the world. It was named... Read more

  • David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

    Canada’s Cities Lead on Climate Action

    Amid the dire warnings about global warming’s impacts, what’s often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved... Read more

  • In this March 5, 2014, photo French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France. French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a 1.1 billion-euro French-made warship to Russia, despite increasing pressure for tougher European sanctions against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine. European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Brussels, with some calling for an arms embargo or other new punishment against Russia. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    Arms Embargo Wouldn’t Hurt Russia, Says Study

    LONDON—An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Head of the Jewish autonomous region Alexander Vinnikov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Putin Stays on Offense in Ukraine

      MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the... Read more


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