• Kabul


    The United States has withdrawn from Afghanistan, which has fallen back under control of the Taliban.
    Learn more about the country and its history with the local militant group.

  • Diwali


    Diwali is on the horizon, a major holiday traditionally identified with Hinduism, but also observed by Jains, Sikhs, and select Buddhists.
    Learn more about the holiday, its history, and some of its traditions.

  • Halloween


    It's almost time for Halloween, a holiday now identified with all manner of monsters and horror.
    Learn more about the holiday, its history, and about some of its most popular subjects.

  • Colin Powell

    The Iraq War

    With the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, people are talking about the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
    Learn more about the late secretary, and about the political situation that led up to the war.

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