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Despite promises, Biden has yet to issue a single pardon, leaving reformers depressed and thousands incarcerated

US President Joe Biden participates in the 74th annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon of Peanut Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty Images Presidents have the sweeping ability to commute sentences, immediately freeing any federal prisoner. They can also grant pardons, which erase a criminal conviction from a person's record. But Biden, like others before him, has been hesitant to use the power early on in his presidency. At this poi...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Ronald Reagan, House, Aclu, New York Times, Susan Rice

Elon Musk says civilization will crumble if more people don't have more children — and his comments shine light on a heated demographic debate

Elon Musk is sounding the alarm on the declining birth rate.Pool Elon Musk recently said the declining birth rate is one of the biggest risks to civilization. Experts have worried that the pandemic "baby bust" could result in an ageing population without enough workers. But with the right structural changes, less children and higher productivity could be a new chapter for the economy. In the eyes of the world's richest man, one of the greatest threats to civilization is that people aren&#...
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Afghanistan's American University in exile

Peter Bergen writes that much of the world may have assumed that the evacuation of at-risk Afghans following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August is over. But for many Afghans the story is ongoing.
Tags: Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, American University, Peter Bergen

Opinion: Afghanistan's American University in exile

Five years ago, Breshna Musazai was studying law at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Her future seemed bright. She was attending the best university in Afghanistan, a coed institution offering an American-style education and was on a full scholarship provided by the US government.
Tags: News, US, Afghanistan, Stories, Kabul, American University, American University of Afghanistan, Breshna Musazai

Amazons Das Rad der Zeit: Endlich Diversity in einer Fantasy-Serie

Gerade sind alle Augen auf Amazons Das Rad der Zeit gerichtet. Zum Teil, weil die Serie als neues Game of Thrones gilt, und auch, weil es die aufwendigste Serie ist, die Amazon je produziert hat – vor allem aber, weil die Hauptrollen (im Gegensatz zu anderen Fantasy-Shows!) divers besetzt sind. Diverses Casting in Fantasy-Serien lässt noch immer mehr auf sich warten als in anderen Genres; echte Repräsentation sucht man vielerorts vergebens. Verglichen mit den beinahe ausschließlich weißen Darste...
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How America Became American

For the Symposium on Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov,  American by Birth: Wong Kim Ark and the Battle for Citizenship (University Press of Kansas, 2021) .  Amanda Frost   Today, a child born in the United States is a U.S. citizen, period.   Unlike France, Germany, England, and many other countries, American citizenship is bestowed by birth on U.S. soil, regardless of the parents’ immigration status or the child’s length of residency.   (The only narrow exception being for the children of...
Tags: England, Supreme Court, Congress, China, US, United States, Naacp, Branding, American University, Guest Blogger, Lee, U S Supreme Court, Wong, U S Congress, Erika Lee, Amanda Frost

A child's skull found deep inside a South African cave offers new clues about a group of mysterious human ancestors

A reconstruction of the skull of Leti, a Homo naledi child, whose remains were found in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wits University A human ancestor called Homo naledi lived in southern Africa between about 241,000 and 335,000 years ago. Anthropologists found the first skull belonging to a Homo naledi child deep in a cave. The skull's remote location suggests these ancestors ritually buried their dead, new research says. Anthropologists Marina Elliott and Becca Peixotto found themselve...
Tags: Science, News, Africa, Trends, Anthropology, Fossils, Berger, American University, Homo, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Leti, Lee Berger, University of Witwatersrand, Human Evolution, Paleoanthropology, Aylin Woodward

Mass. Legislators Pass ‘Gun Control,’ Lose Jobs and Crime Continues

By Larry Keane Despite promises to the contrary, extra gun control legislation in Massachusetts didn’t lower crime at all. IMG Stock-884183940 U.S.A. -( A new study confirms Massachusetts gun control laws achieved “no effect” on reducing violent crime even though legislators promised they would. Politicians earn support by promising constituents they’ll focus on a few key issues and delivering results. Antigun lawmakers in the Bay State achieved a rare trifecta-failure by curt...
Tags: Guns, Massachusetts, America, United States, Commonwealth, American University, Smith Wesson, Patrick, Springfield, IMG, Mark Smith, Peterson, Massachusetts House, Bay State, Robert DeLeo, Bay Staters

A mummy discovered in a vast burial ground of Egypt's pharaohs could change how ancient history is understood

Mohamed Mujahid (L), head of the Egyptian mission which discovered the tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman Khuwy inspects the tomb's walls inside at the Saqqara necropolis on April 13, 2019. Mohamed Al-Shahed/Getty Images An Egyptian mummy embalmed with advanced techniques is believed to be much older than initially thought. The discovery suggests sophisticated mummification skills were used 1,000 years earlier than previously believed. Experts say the discovery could "turn our under...
Tags: Science, Cook, Trends, UK News, Egypt, Lebanon, Cairo, American University, The National, Near East, Mummy, Saqqara, Old Kingdom, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Windfall Films, L

16 founders with disabilities using technology for good

One billion people globally — including one in four people in the U.S. — are living with a disability, making it the largest minority group in the world. However, this diverse, vibrant and powerful community is often associated with pity and limitations. I have Cerebral Palsy, which, in my case, mainly affects my legs and motor skills. I still remember my elementary school classmate telling me his dad didn’t let him play with “weird” kids. Just last week, someone stopped me on the street asking ...
Tags: Google, Entrepreneurs, Accessibility, American University, Boston Massachusetts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, St Petersburg Russia, Rochester New York, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Judy Heumann, Diego Mariscal, Bill Bellows, Adam David Jones, Arianna Mallozzi, Beth Kume Holland London U K of Patchwork Hub, Denis Goncharov

Tesla's Model 3 is the most American electric car you can buy

The Tesla Model 3. Tesla The Tesla Model 3 is the most American electric car you can buy, according to a new study. American University released its 2021 Made in America Auto Index on Wednesday. The Ford Mustang GT sports car claimed the top spot overall. The Tesla Model 3 came in third. The most American electric car you can buy isn't a Ford or a Chevy. It's a Tesla. That's according to the 2021 Made in America Auto Index released by American University's Kogod School o...
Tags: Mexico, US, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Ford Mustang, Ford, American University, Austin Texas, Fremont California, American University s Kogod School of Business, Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, Tim Levin

College Road Trip to Washington, D.C.: American University

Academic programs, internships and abundant study abroad opportunities connect students to the real world.
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Judges Choose Inventive, Varied Shortlist for 2021 ArabLit Story Prize

ArabLit is delighted to announce that this year’s judges selected five stories for the shortlist of the 2021 ArabLit Story Prize, by five writers from four countries: Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco. The prize this year had thirty-five complete submissions from authors and translators all over the world. In a meeting that took place over Zoom, the three judges debated and selected five short stories, written primarily by young authors, but also by Lebanese author and businessman S...
Tags: Books, UK, News, Fiction, US, Turkey, Syria, Bliss, Morocco, Edinburgh, Beirut, British Library, University Of Leeds, Cairo, American University, Poe

COVID-19 conspiracy theorists 'shamelessly' using 9/11 anniversary to spread misinformation, experts say

The Twin Towers up in smoke on September 11, 2001. Robert Giroux/Getty Images 20 years on from the terror attack of the World Trade Center, conspiracy theorists continue to peddle misinformation. Now, some are using the anniversary to spread falsehoods about COVID-19. One message in a Telegram channel says the two events show "the elites waging a biological and genetic war." See more stories on Insider's business page. The anniversary of 9/11 is being appropriated by COVID-19 conspir...
Tags: News, Trends, Conspiracy, Bill Gates, World Trade Center, American University, Forbes, Reuters, Adam Taylor, 9-11, Aram Sinnreich, Imran Ahmed, COVID-19, COVID, Center for Countering Digital Hate, UK Weekend

Mike Pence falsely claims the US has gone ‘20 years without another major terrorist event on American soil,’ ignoring a string of white supremacist attacks

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd during an event on April 29, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Pence launched a new podcast Friday, with the first episode commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks. He claimed four times there have been no major terrorist attacks in the US in the last 20 years. His claim ignores white supremacist attacks in El Paso, Charleston, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the first e...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Texas, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan, United States, Terrorism, Boston Marathon, Wisconsin, Scott Walker

War at home: 20 years after 9/11, jihadists are no longer the biggest threat facing the US

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. AP Photo In the two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US faces a new and complex threat. Current and former officials say that white supremacists and far-right militants pose the biggest danger to the US. Experts also say the post-9/11 war on terror directly fueled the resurgence of far-right extremism. See...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, West Point, Washington Post, Washington, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, House

After 20 years of destruction, the US has a moral obligation to let in 1 million Afghan refugees

People try to get into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 16, 2021. Stringer/REUTERS 20 years of US war in Afghanistan has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Afghan deaths and the displacement of 5.9 million people. The US government and US citizens have a responsibility to repair the damage caused by our war. The US must resettle at least one million Afghan refugees in the US over the next decade and provide additional humanitarian assistance to Afghans. ...
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Poetry in Translation: Nada Elshabrawy’s ‘In a Bad Movie’

This poem, by poet, publisher, and prominent booktuber Nada Elshabrawy, first appeared in the Winter 2020 DREAMS issue of ArabLit Quarterly. We re-run it here for Women in Translation Momth (#WiTMonth): In a Bad Movie By Nada Elshabrawy Translated by Salma Hesham We walk the streets shoulder to shoulder  bumping into plastic mannequinsthey breakbut we shatter and no one knows how to collect the fragments  and the problem is not the remainsthe problem is the dreams...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Egypt, Paris, Open University, Cairo, American University, Mansoura University, Nada Elshabrawy, Salma Hesham, Nada El Shabrawy, Cairo Born, Almahalla Alkubra, Dodet Kotob

Why the U.S. is trapped in "endless war"

There is a relationship between establishing foreign military bases and the incidence of war.Unless the U.S. completely withdraws from the Middle East, we will continue fighting there.Oftentimes, wars — such as the war on terrorism — fail to achieve our geopolitical objectives.Nearly a decade ago, around the height of U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan, I witnessed the arrival of amputees and other badly wounded military personnel arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany....
Tags: Europe, Japan, Greece, Navy, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Islamic State, Iraq, Israel, America, Qatar, Turkey, Syria, War, Afghanistan

Health video games could change how we treat patients - but doctors still need to be convinced

BI Graphics Many of the startups building video game therapeutics are focusing on children. Carol Yepes/Getty Images An increasing number of startups are creating health video games. Video games can help treat conditions and acquire patient data. But skepticism about how well they work may prevent doctors from using them. This article is part of a series called "Future of Healthcare," which explores how technology is driving innovation in the development of healthcare. A new ...
Tags: France, US, Trends, Paris, Healthcare, American University, Kahn, Lee, US Food and Drug Administration, Dunlap, Gasser, University of Minnesota Duluth, Akili Interactive, Jason Kahn, Tilak, Carol Yepes Getty

Overriding Our Instincts in Order to Become Caring Leaders

WE OFTEN THINK of ourselves as good leaders — or at least somewhat good. Afterall, we got this far in our careers by following our instincts, practicing what we learned, and applying appropriate business strategies. But are we leading? Truly leading people? Before we answer that question, let’s think about what’s really happening. Over the course of a career, we gain a myriad of tools and tips on how to lead. It’s easy for us to deduce that implementing everything we’ve learned has gotten us wh...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Navy, American University, Patrick, Patrick Malone, Zina Sutch, Medical Service Corps Zina, Key Executive Leadership Program

‘On Fiction’s Uneaten Meals’: A Talk with Donia Kamal

This conversation between novelist Donia Kamal and literary critic Asmaa Abdallah first appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of ArabLit Quarterly, guest-edited by Nour Kamel. We re-run it now as part of Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth): By Asmaa Abdallah The first time I read Donia Kamal’s Cigarette Number Seven, I was in tears. Over the revolution that came to nothing, over the narrator’s relationship with her father, over all her other relationships. It stayed with me for years. ...
Tags: Books, Interviews, US, Ali, American University, Nadia, Nour Kamel, WITMonth, Women in Translation Month, Asmaa Abdallah, Donia Kamal, ArabLit Mada Masr

AUC Shuts Down Center for Translation Studies

The American University in Cairo has decided to shut down its Center for Translation Studies (CTS), director Samia Mehrez announced Sunday: The CTS was launched in December 2009 as a research center, fostering “collaborative outreach programs and research in translation and translation studies within an interdisciplinary context.” The first in its signature lecture series was by translator Denys Johnson-Davies that same month. Jonathan Wright and Khaled al-Khamissi at an early CTS lec...
Tags: Books, News, Egypt, Lebanon, Cairo, American University, CTS, Oxford University Press, Jonathan Wright, Ahmed Naji, Denys Johnson Davies, American University in Cairo, On Translation, Raph Cormack, Center For Translation Studies, Samia Mehrez

Do Security Robots Reduce Crime?

Westland Real Estate Group patrols its 1,000-unit apartment complex in Las Vegas with "a conical, bulky, artificial intelligence-powered robot" standing just over 5 feet tall, according to NBC News. Manufactured by Knightscope, the robot is equipped with four internal cameras capturing a constant 360-degree view, and can also scan and record license plates (as well as the MAC addresses of cellphones). But is it doing any good? As more government agencies and private sector companies resort to ro...
Tags: Mac, California, Washington, Nbc News, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Mountain View, Knightscope, Las Vegas, Nevada, Westland, American University, Hayward, University of Washington, Stanford Shopping Center

Study shows links between youth distress and stigma around sexual orientation

A new study from American University reveals just how pervasive emotional distress is related to stigma around sexual orientation.
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Pandemic quarantine acoustically contributes to mental, physical health degradation

The prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic created widespread lockdown fatigue and increased social tension in multiunit housing, but small improvements in quality-of-life routines may help people cope. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Braxton Boren from American University will discuss noise prevention techniques and the use of alterative acoustic stimulation to help those who find themselves in pandemic-related lockdowns. The session, "The Soundscape of Quarantine," will take place Wednesday, ...
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HR 1 defies common sense. A bipartisan path on voting exists.

On March 3, the House of Representatives passed HR 1, addressing the American voting system. HR 1 passed the House on a strongly partisan basis; only one Democratic House member opposed it, and no Republicans supported it. The partisanship has only heightened as the Senate now takes up the issue. In 2005, a bipartisan commission issued a comprehensive review of our country’s voting systems with specific recommendations. The Commission on Federal Election Reform was sponsored by the Center for De...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Jimmy Carter, Commission, Republican Party, North Carolina, Justice Department, Newt Gingrich

Charles Larson, Who Established Study Of African Literature In U.S. Academia, Dead At 83

“As a professor at American University in Washington, where he joined the faculty in 1970, Dr. Larson taught some of the first classes offered to U.S. students on African writers. At a time when the literary canon consisted almost entirely of works by British and American authors, he helped secure a place in American academia for writers including [Chinua] Achebe and Wole Soyinka.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, People, American University, Wole Soyinka, Larson, Achebe, Chinua, 05.26.21, Charles Larson

How TikTok is transforming home cooking for some with its tasty video instructions

By Tracee M. Herbaugh From sourdough to feta pasta, much of the last year at home has been food-focused. And one driver of these delectable fads is the social media platform TikTok. Many people have embraced cooking during the pandemic, when they’ve been home, bored, looking to try something new. TikTok was ready to fill the gap as a foodie paradise, and has seen more than 15 billion food posts. “It’s my bedtime routine,” Lori Jackson, 54, of Lynn, Massachusetts, said of watching TikTok cooking ...
Tags: Food, South Korea, Cook, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Seattle, East Bay, Denver, American University, French Alps, Amanda Lee Myers, Vick

Clubhouse is being sued for trademark infringement by a sports networking site. Experts are divided on whether the case will succeed.

Clubhouse launched in 2020. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Clubhouse has been sued for trademark infringement by an Arizona company running "TheClubhouse." Alpha Exploration Co., which launched Clubhouse, hasn't trademarked the name, experts said. The complaint sought to bar Alpha Exploration Co. from using the name for its app. See more stories on Insider's business page. A trademark lawsuit filed against audio-chat app Clubhouse raised questions about whether the compan...
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