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Brett Wilkins, staff writer
President Donald Trump, who vowed to "bomb the shit out of" Islamic State militants and "take out their families," presided over a dramatic escalation in air and ground attacks on cities including Mosul, Iraq—shown here under U.S. bombardment—in which thousands of civilians were killed. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
"The map raises a number of questions. Why is the United States militarily active in so many countries? Are these operations meeting the stated U.S. goals of reducing violence against Americans?"
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A Syrian refugee walks near a camp outside Qah, Idlib province, on October 28, 2020. (Photo: Ahmad al-Atrash/AFP/Getty Images)
Rich countries—accused of hoarding future vaccines—are being urged to support a...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
"Vaccine nationalism will only perpetuate the disease and prolong the global recovery," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
"Nationalism and isolationism in the face of a pandemic are, as far as we are...

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 massacre of thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The iconic image of "Tank Man" - whose identity and fate remain unknown - lives on, as do sustained efforts by Chinese officials to erase the memory of the uprising, defiant remembrances of and protests against its violent repression, and the unyielding desire for human rights and vindication by survivors who insist, "The night is long."